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BURGESS, WESLEY R. Wesley R. Burgess, 73 of Milford, CT, beloved husband of Marjorie Hughes Burgess, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Born on April 5, 1941 in Beverly, MA, he was the son of the late Alice (Kippy) Burgess and Walter Burgess Sr. and grew up in Manchester by the Sea, MA. In addition to his wife, Marjorie, Wes is survived by his five step-children, Lisa Hughes Arpaia and her husband Russell of Woodbridge, CT., Carolyn Hughes of Middletown, CT., Robert Hughes of Guilford, CT., Scott Hughes and his wife Marashane of Trumbull, CT., Douglas Hughes and his wife Jennifer of Madison, CT., and eleven grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Cara O’Malley and Juliette Lafreniere of Manchester by the Sea, MA., Walter (Bucky) Burgess and his wife Joni and Russell Burgess and his wife Sandy of Beverly, MA and Melinda Burgess of Tucson, AZ and seven nieces. Wes was a graduate of Essex County Vocational Technical High School in 1964. He spent years working as a Warehouse/Distribution Manager at Bridgeport Steel Co. in Milford, CT and then for the Hutschenreuther Corp. formerly of Branford, CT. Most recently, Wes operated a driving service where he gained a reputation as both an excellent driver and trustworthy confidante. Wes enjoyed being busy in his workshop and could build or fix anything. He enjoyed traveling with his wife, loved country music and was an avid golfer in his spare time. Despite a somewhat gruff exterior, everyone who knew him recognized how truly soft he was, including and especially his grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 13th at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel’s Church, 26 Broadway, Milford, CT. Interment will be in Manchester by the Sea, MA at the convenience of the family. Friends and family may call from 5 pm to 8 pm on Tuesday, August 12th at the Cody-White Funeral Home, 107 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford, CT. 06405. To leave online condolences, please visit our website at

Published in The New Haven Register on Aug. 10, 2014
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