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Paul Burdick Sr.

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ADAMS, Mass -- Mr. Paul Roger Burdick Sr., 72, of 11 Haggerty St., Adams, died Monday, April 30, 2007, at his home.

He was born in North Adams on May 23, 1934, a son of the late Lawrence and Helen (Reynolds) Burdick, and attended North Adams schools.

Mr. Burdick lived in Bennington, Vt., for several years, and also in Connecticut for several years, where he worked as a professional tractor-trailer driver for E.J. Kelly Trucking in Torrington, Conn. He returned to this area in 1980, where he worked for County Construction Co. until retiring in 1984. He had also managed the Historic Valley Park Campground in North Adams for two seasons with his wife. From 1998 until 2006, he delivered the Berkshire Eagle and North Adams Transcript newspapers, and was very fond of his customers and their pets.

He continued to be an active member and supporter of Cub Scout Pack 104 in North Adams and Boy Scout Troop 38 in Adams.

He is survived by his wife, the former Elaine J. Clark, whom he married on December 13, 1975; two sons, Paul “Skip” Burdick of Bennington, Vt., and Jay E. Burdick and his wife, Penny, of Shaftsbury, Vt.; one step son, Peter P. Belmonte Jr. of Adams; one step daughter, Ann Marie Belmonte and her husband, Richard J. Solomon Jr. of Adams; four grandchildren, Mathew Burdick, Zachary Burdick, Dakota Burdick and Kadence Burdick; four brothers, William Burdick of Adams, Gerald Burdick of Port Orange, Fla.; Jack Burdick of San Antonio, Texas, and Larry Burdick of Williamstown; one sister, Evelyn “Betty” Beckwith of Burlington, Vt.; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Lawrence Burdick Jr. and Robert Burdick; and by three sisters, Helen Burdick, Carol Severin and Gertrude Volpi; as well as his beloved cat, Rufus.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening, May 2, 2007, at 7 p.m. in the Paciorek Funeral Home, 13 Hoosac St. Adams, MA.

Mr. Burdick’s cousin, the Rev. Roy Burdick, pastor of the Florida Baptist Church, will officiate.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire, or to the Boy Scouts of America, through the funeral home.

To leave a message of condolence, or for directions, please
go online to www.apsfuneralhome.com
Published in Bennington Banner on May 2, 2007
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