Josephine Belden Buzzell

Josephine (Jo) Belden Buzzell of Fryeburg, Maine and Alcoa, TN passed away on June 16, 2011, in Maryville, TN. She was born on July 23, 1925 in Winthrop, Maine. She graduated from Winthrop High School and worked in the Maine State House until her marriage to Donald Buzzell, when she moved to Fryeburg. She worked at Western Maine Forest Nursery for about 30 years. She was a secretary in the livestock office at Fryeburg Fair for many years. Jo was a member of various area historical societies. She attended Bradley Memorial Church in Fryeburg Harbor and First United Methodist Church of Alcoa in Alcoa, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stephen and Phyllis (Burr) Belden, her husband Donald Buzzell, son-in-law John P. Hitchcock; sisters, Frances Grant, Gertrude Fish, and Sylvia Jones, a brother Stephen Belden, Jr. She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Hitchcock of Maryville, two grandsons, David Hitchcock of Cupertino, CA and Brian and Jennifer Hitchcock of Seattle, WA. She is also survived by a sister, Ethel Maxim (George) and a brother, Walter (Crystal) of Winthrop Maine and brother-in-law Kenneth Jones of Temple, Maine. She is also survived by a special niece, Mary Baker and a number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Alcoa First United Methodist Church with Rev. Joe Green officiating. A reception will follow at the church. Burial will be in Fryeburg, Maine. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to North Fryeburg Volunteer Fire Department or Fryeburg Rescue Unit in Fryeburg, ME, or Bradley United Methodist Church in North Fryeburg, ME, or Alcoa First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 617 Gilbert Street, Alcoa, TN 37701. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.smithmortuary.com

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