Brian Charles Burgoyne, 69, of Taunton, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, July 2, 2021.
Brian was born in Taunton, MA to the late Sheldon and Mildred (Howell) Burgoyne. He was the graduate of Taunton High School; class of 1970. Brian went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University (UMass Dartmouth); class of 1975. Starting in 1979, Brian worked as an engineer in different capacities for the Foxboro Company and Sodexo for his entire forty year career. Mr. Burgoyne was also a member of the Certified Plant Engineers and American Institution of Plant Engineers. As a trained engineer, Brian loved to tinker and fix anything mechanical from cars to computers. He was the household handyman. Mr. Burgoyne was an outdoorsman, avid skier and windsurfer. Brian loved vacationing yearly in Maine, Mattapoisett and Bonaire NA with his son. He was also a locomotive enthusiast who collected model trains and drove freight trains as a young adult. Brian also dedicated much of his time to West Congregation Church in Taunton for close to thirty years, where in 1988 he was elected man of the year.
Brian is survived by his beloved son, Luke Burgoyne and his wife Adrienne of Berkley, MA; two brothers: Everett Burgoyne and his wife Nancy of Well, ME and Allan Burgoyne and his wife Jane of Raynham, MA; among several nephews and nieces.
Calling Hours for Mr. Burgoyne will be held on Friday, July 9, 2021 from 4:00pm-7:00pm in the Crapo-Hathaway Funeral Home, 350 Somerset Ave, Taunton. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. (Facial coverings and social distancing are required by unvaccinated attendees). Burial will be announced at a later date. To sign the guest book, light a candle, or obtain facility directions please visit his tribute page at www.hathawayfunerals.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Brian's name to the Lakeville Animal Shelter, 8 Montgomery St, Lakeville, MA 02347.
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Lakeville Animal Shelter
8 Montgomery Street, Lakeville MA 02347