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Thomas Francis Burbank

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Thomas Francis Burbank, 84, of Suffield and formerly of Simsbury, died on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at Meadowbrook in Granby. He was born in Huntington, WV on August 7, 1929, to the late Elizabeth (Burr) Burbank and Wendell Francis Burbank. A Graduate of the University of Rochester, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Tom was a sales representative for Rust Craft Greeting Cards for a short time, but spent the majority of his career in the insurance business, first with Connecticut General Life Insurance Company and then with Alexander and Alexander. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joyce (Kimball) Burbank; by his son, William Burbank and his wife Joanne of Vermont; and by his daughter, Carol Burbank of Maryland. He leaves three grandchildren, Lauren Burbank Settle and her husband Dan, April Burbank, and Austin Burbank. He was predeceased by his brother, Peter Burbank. Tom was known for his skill with landscape photography, a hobby which was his life-long delight. He leaves behind many beautiful photos of Maine and of our National Parks. His other passion was music. He loved everything from Benny Goodman to Mahler, and was an accomplished Dixieland clarinetist. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m., at the South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St., Granby. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to South Congregational Church, 242 Salmon Brook St., Granby, CT 06035 or to the . The family would like to extend a special thanks to the nurses and staff at Meadowbrook of Granby for their compassionate care during this difficult time. Hayes-Huling & Carmon Funeral Home in Granby has care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit, www.carmonfuneralhome.com.


Published in The Hartford Courant on Apr. 30, 2014
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