Andrea Stairs – Mark Davenport

PORTLAND and BANGOR – Andrea Jo Stairs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Shirley Stairs of Hampden, and Mark Wayne Davenport, son of Mr. Talford Davenport and the late Mrs. Rose Davenport of Fort Fairfield, were married March 23, 2013, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Hampden. Father Stephen Hess, S.J., friend of the bride, officiated the Mass. Standing up with the couple were Sara Burgos, sister of the bride, Jeffrey Davenport, brother of the groom, and Lily Burgos, niece of the bride. Paul Burgos, brother-in-law of the bride, performed music at the ceremony, and family members Dot McDuffie, Robin Davenport, Lisa Davenport and Sherrie Davenport performed readings. The reception was held at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono, where the newlyweds have been happily playing golf as often as possible since their wedding day.
Andrea, a 1990 graduate of Hampden Academy, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Colby College, and her Master of Education degree and Doctorate of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction from Boston College. She is associate professor and chair of the Literacy, Language and Culture Department at the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. Mark, a 1989 graduate of Fort Fairfield High School, earned his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Science degree in business administration from Husson University. He is purchasing director at Capricorn Products in Portland.
The couple honeymooned in Antigua and reside in Portland.