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BURGESS, Claire Louise (St. Denis)

Claire Louise (St. Denis) Burgess, 89 of Bristol, passed away on Sunday (April 21, 2013) at Bristol Hospital. She was born on January 21, 1924 in Bristol, daughter of the late Napoleon and Louise (Landry) St. Denis. Claire was preceded in death by her husband Charles McKinney and her husband James Burgess. Born and raised in Bristol, Claire graduated from Bristol High School and went on to serve her country proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After her service, she went on to work as an administrative assistant for Aetna until her retirement. Outside of work, she was a Director for the Forestville Drum Corps and an avid sports fan especially cheering on her UCONN Women's Basketball team and the Red Sox. Above all else, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren were some of her most cherished memories. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. She leaves her children Robert McKinney; Jackie Hogerty and her husband Ron Smith; Jill Smith and her husband Robert; her grandson Jason Smith; her sister Annette Fanion; along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her granddaughter Courtney Smith; and her brothers Loran and Albert St. Denis.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the O'Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville/Bristol. Friends and family are invited to gather from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Bristol. Calling hours will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, from 5-7 p.m. For online condolences, please visit www.obrien-funeralhome.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 22, 2013
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