|Birth: ||Jun. 24, 1930|
|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2012|
PROCTOR - Donald H. Burgess, 81, of Proctor, passed away on June 9, 2012, at RRMC, surrounded by his family, due to complications from a long battle with Parkinson's disease.
He was born in Proctor on June 24, 1930, the oldest son of Roy and Bruna Marie (Navari) Burgess. Donald attended Proctor schools, graduating from Proctor High School in 1949. Donald joined the U.S. Marine Corps in August 1949 and served honorably during the Korean conflict. Donald married Charlotte Champine on March 12, 1952, and they just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Donald worked for the Vermont Marble Co. for five years then continued his career as a U.S. Postal Service letter carrier for the Proctor Post Office for 32 years until his retirement in 1985.
Donald was predeceased by his sister, Marie Young, in 1995.
Donald was an avid hunter and fisherman. He competed nationally for many years and received many awards as a member of the Vermont state team at Camp Perry, Ohio, in both rifle and pistol competitions. For many years, he taught in the Proctor Junior Rifle Club. Donald loved riding his Harley with his wife and he had a passion for bowling.
Family and friends may call at the Barnard Funeral Home in Pittsford on Wednesday, June 13, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with a prayer service to be held at 12:30, immediately followed by burial with military honors in St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery in Proctor.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Donald's memory may be made to a favorite charity of one's choice.
Published in Rutland Herald from June 11 to June 12, 2012
Roy Henry Burgess (1907 - 1989)
Bruna Maria Navari Burgess (1904 - 1973)
baby Burgess (1956 - 1956)*
Donald Howard Burgess (1930 - 2012)
Dean Roy Burgess (1936 - 2015)*
Marie Ann Burgess Young (1943 - 1995)*
Saint Dominic Cemetery
Maintained by: DC
Originally Created by: Carol Bestick
Record added: Jun 12, 2012
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