, Gloucester, MA

June 27, 2013

Marjorie C. (Burnham) Rideout, 89

Essex — Marjorie C. (Burnham) Rideout, 89, of Caroline Avenue, Ipswich, former longtime resident of Story Street, Essex, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in her home following her sudden illness. She was the wife of the late David R. Rideout who died in 1997.

Born in Ipswich November 9, 1923, she was the daughter of the late John L. and Elsie C. Burnham of Essex. Raised in Essex she was a 1941 graduate of Essex High School continuing her education at the Salem Commercial School. During the years of WWII she was employed as a bookkeeper at Sylvania in Ipswich. Married in 1946, she was a devoted and loving wife and mother. In addition to her time with family she enjoyed her quiet time crocheting and reading.

She was a member of the former United Methodist Church in Essex.

She is survived by a son, David R. Rideout of Gambrillis, Md.; three grandchildren, Christine Richardson of Maryland, Catherine Andino of Maryland, Michael Rideout of New York; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Victoria Allen of Gloucester, Gretta Reed of Florida, and many nephews and nieces. In addition to her husband of fifty-one years she was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Rideout of Randolph; a sister, Evelyn Stewart of Essex; and two brothers, Russell Burnham of Gloucester and Newell Burnham of Essex.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday in the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich, followed by interment in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Friday 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions or to leave a condolence, please visit