|Death: ||Sep. 13, 2012|
Helen M. (Fitzgerald) Burgess, 75, of Rockland died Sept. 13, 2012, at South Shore Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rockland. She was born in Boston, daughter of the late Thomas and Johanna (Ward) Fitzgerald and was raised and educated in Dorchester. She graduated from Matignon High School. A Rockland resident since 1963, she had been employed as an assistant childrens librarian at the Abington Public Library for nearly 30 years. An active communicant of Holy Family Church, she had been a long time teacher in the CCD program. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Gregory S. Burgess Sr.; and their children, Miriam J. Burgess-Cutter of Whitman, Kathleen M. Burgess and Gregory S. Burgess Jr., both of Rockland, William T. Burgess of Pembroke and Daniel J. Burgess of Abington. She was the sister of James J. Fitzgerald of Marshfield and the late Betty Caron and Thomas Fitzgerald. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Nicholas, Samantha and Michael Burgess and Matthew and Rachael Cutter; and several nieces and nephews. The Burgess family welcomes friends and loved ones to celebrate her life Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. at the Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home, 135 Union St., in Rockland. A funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at 9 a.m. in Holy Family Church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Holbrook. For directions or to share memories on her Tributes page, visit www.magounbiggins.com.
Published in The Patriot Ledger on September 15, 2012
Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Sep 15, 2012
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