Clarence A. Burgess
May 01, 2009
TAUNTON - Clarence A. Burgess, 90, died in Morton Hospital in Taunton Friday, May 1, 2009, following a month-long illness. Born in Taunton, the son of the late Anthony and Roseanna (Braebent) Burgess, he was the husband of the late Catherine (Holmes) Burgess.
A graduate of Msgr. Coyle High School in Taunton, for over thirty-three years he was a supervisor at the former New Jersey Rubber Company in Taunton and upon retirement was employed in security/maintenance positions at K Mart in Raynham. He enjoyed carpentry and playing the harmonica. He was known by many for having his daily lunch at the Friendly's on Broadway in Taunton.
Mr. Burgess is survived by his daughters, Catherine Costa of Taunton, Ruthanne Burgess of Maine; and a son, William Burgess of Middleboro. He was the brother of Yvonne Lyons of Taunton, the grandfather of eleven and the great-grandfather of ten.
Visiting hours to which relatives and friends are invited to attend will be held in THE CRAPO-HATHAWAY FUNERAL HOME, 350 Somerset Ave. (Route 138 South), Taunton, Tuesday, May 5, 2009, from 4:00-8:00PM. A graveside service will be held in St. Francis Cemetery, Taunton, Wednesday, May 6, at 11:00AM. To LIGHT A CANDLE, SIGN THE MEMORIAL REGISTER, consult THE GRIEF LIBRARY, or obtain FACILITY DIRECTIONS, please log on to www.hathawayfunerals.com., or telephone 508/822-3318.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to BEACON HOSPICE, 45 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720.