Wilfred John Burkitt
AGE: 95 • Madison
Wilfred John Burkitt, 95, Passed away on Feb. 21, 2013 at home in Madison following a short illness. Born in Irvington, N.J. he was a long time Madison resident. He was a WWII
veteran having served in the Army
as a Corporal in the 12th Field Artillery Observation Battalion where he was the recipient of the Purple Heart
and Bronze Star
Wilfred is survived by his wife, Olive (nee Branch) Burkitt of Madison and children, David Burkitt of MA, Lynn Welsh and her husband Philip of NM, Susan Stephens of NM, Jane Hartman and her husband Brian of PA. He is also survived by his eight grandchildren, Jessica, Preston, Katrine, Hilary, Ian, Derek, Gabriel and Elijah, and two great grandchildren, Lucas and Dylan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Billy, Gayle, Robert, Ruth Ann, and John. Wilfred is predeceased by his brother Robert and sisters Mildred and Dorothy as well as nieces Robin and Dorothy.
Funeral service will be held on Monday morning, Feb. 25th at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison, New Jersey 07940 at 11:00 AM, interment will follow at Somerset Hills Memorial Park in Basking Ridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief (www.nj.com
). Visiting will be on Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 3 until 6 PM at the Funeral Home.