Neal F. Burgess, 83, of Columbia, passed away peacefully Monday, March 17, 2014, with his loving family at his side after his courageous and hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce Burgess, in 2006. He is survived by his children, Lyn Robinson, Carlene Burgess, and Dave Burgess; son-in-law, Clarke Robinson; and daughter-in-law, Barbara Burgess; his brother, Bill Burgess, and his lovely wife, Patti; his grandchildren, including Laura (Robinson) Sczurek and her husband, Jon, Neal Robinson, Chris Metivier, Jeannine Metivier, Christine (Burgess) Hayden, and her husband, Steve, Joanna Burgess; along with two great-grandchildren, Nicholas David Burgess, Tristan Neal Hayden; and many special nieces and nephews.
His family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday March 20, 2014, between 5 and 7 p.m. at Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St. (Route 195), Willimantic.
His funeral service will take place on Friday, March 21, at 11 a.m. at South United Methodist Church, 1226 Main St., Manchester. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers his family suggests memorial donations to American Association for Cancer Research Foundation, 615 Chestnut St., 17th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106,www.aacrfoundation.org
For an online memorial guestbook and further details please visitwww.potterfuneralhome.com