Grace Josephine Burdick

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Groton - Grace Josephine Burdick, 75, of Maple Dr., died Friday, June 11, 2010, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Mrs. Burdick was born on April 1, 1935, in New London, the daughter of the late Arthur and Frances Burke Filosi. She married Ronald Burdick on July 4, 1953.

Grace grew up in Niantic and attended New London High School. Her interests included music, RVing, cooking and crafts. She was a long time member of the Good Sam Club and she supported the Waterford Regional Lions club by donating her crafts. She was an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed watching the games at home with her husband.

She was a devoted mother and grandmother. After her children were grown she went to work at the Groton Regency where she retired after 20 years. After retirement Grace and Ron would winter with their friends in Ocala, Fla.

Grace had the gift of being happy and looking on the brighter side of life. She will be missed greatly by her family and everyone who knew her.

Mrs. Burdick is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Ronald, her two sons, William R. Burdick of New London and Allen E. Burdick of Ledyard; her three daughters, Patricia T. Burdick of Niantic, Linda E. Banks of East Lyme, and Laura J. Doukas of Mystic; her four sisters, Arlene Brown, Jeanette Martin and Joyce Clark all of Niantic and Betty Gischel of Pennsylvania; her aunt, Marion Ames of Norwich; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Filosi.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, in St. Agnes Church, Niantic. Interment will follow in Union Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT 06357.

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Donation may be made in her memory to the American Heart Assoc., 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.

Published in The Day on June 15, 2010
Grace J. Burdick
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13 Lake Ave | Niantic, CT 06357 | (860) 443-8355
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