Frederick W. Burgess III

Burgess, Frederick W. III COHOES Frederick W. Burgess, III, 69, formerly of Latham, died peacefully shortly before his 70th birthday on Friday evening, February 8, 2013 at his home with his beloved wife Sharon at his side. Born in Brooklyn on February 26, 1943, he was the son of the late Frederick W. and Helen Doris Burgess. Fred was raised in Floral Park, N.Y. and was a 1960 graduate of Sewanhaka High School. He was a US Air Force veteran from 1963-1966 and served for one year in Thailand during the Vietnam War. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook in 1970 with a BS in Physics and in 1973 graduated from the University of Connecticut Law School. Fred was an attorney for the New York State Department of Education, Office of Counsel where he was employed from 1974-2002 before retiring. He was a member of the Saratoga Lake Sailing Club and a former member of the University Club in Albany. He enjoyed tai chi, cooking, reading, spending time at home with his family and working out at the Ciccotti Center in Colonie. He was a communicant at St. Ambrose Church. He was the beloved husband of Sharon Burgess, whom he married on August 11, 1973, devoted father of Kathryn (Michael) Sheridan of Latham and Carolyn Mee Ae (Christopher Utzig) Burgess of Guilderland; proud grandfather of Liam Patrick Sheridan; brother of Lawrence Burgess of Auburn, N.Y. and Gregory Burgess of Bay Shore, N.Y.; son-in-law of Lawrence J. O'Sullivan of Hoosick Falls. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and was looking forward to the birth of his second grandchild this summer. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:15 a.m. from the Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham and at 11 a.m. at St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or to Parsons Child and Family Center, 60 Academy Road, Albany, NY 12208. Condolence book and directions at

Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 11 to Feb. 13, 2013