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Frederick Paul Burdo

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BENNINGTON -- Funeral services for Frederick Paul Burdo were held Wednesday morning Sept. 6, 2006, at Ker-Westerlund Funeral Home in Brattleboro.

Sister Cathy Reed from St. Michael Roman Catholic Church conducted the service. Fred’s wife welcomed the congregation and introduced the first song “You are the Rose of My Heart.” The hymn “Old Rugged Cross” was sung by Linda and Sheila Burdo, accompanied on the flute by Miranda. A special musical tribute, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands,” was sung by all of Fred’s great-grandchildren.

Doug Burdo offered words of remembrance and reflections of his father’s life. The service concluded with a special song, “Go Rest High on that Mountain.” The flag that draped the casket was folded by American Legion Post 5 Color Guard members Herb Meyer and Edwin Curtiss and presented to Mrs. Burdo by Herb Meyer. A time of fellowship and r efreshments was held following the service at the Carl Dessaint VFW in Brattleboro.

Memorial services followed on Friday morning, Sept. 8, 2006, at the Four Veterans All Faith Chapel at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington. The Rev. Michael DeMasi conducted the service. The congregation listened to two musical tributes, “You are the Rose of My Heart” and “Go Rest High on that Mountain.”

The Rev. DeMasi offered the scripture readings and the gospel. A time of fellowship followed in the Loren Crisp Room at the veterans home. Frederick Paul Burdo, a resident of West Road Park in Bennington, died Friday, Sept. 1, 2006, at the Vermont Veterans Home.

Arrangements were under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, 213 West Main St., Bennington.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 9, 2006
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