Albert V. Burgess, Sr., age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 5, 2019. Al was born in Plainville, CT and graduated from Weaver High School in 1944. Following his military service during World War II, Al married Eva Warrender in September 1948. Together they had nine children. During his career, Al worked at the Metropolitan Water District for 22 years, 18 years with AFSME AFL-CIO, followed by 10 years as a member of the Board of Mediators for the State of Connecticut.
Al was predeceased by his first wife, Eva, three children, Linda Lee, Terry Allen, and Martin Charles (infant). He was also predeceased by 5 brothers, Joseph, Jr., James, Ernest, Eldred and George and 5 sisters, Ruth, Vivian, Sarah, Shirley and Carol.
Al leaves to mourn; his loving wife of 45 years, Eleanor, his sister, Catherine and his children, Albert, Jr., Janice, Betty, Frank, Russell and Daryl as well as stepchildren, Christine, Robin, Peter and David Doolittle. There are many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews who will also miss his loving, gentle soul.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11 at 11:00 am at the Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown. Burial will follow in the State Veterans Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.
Family and friends may call on Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund @ Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.