Peter G. Burgess
1925 - 2020
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Peter G. Burgess died at home on November 23 at the age of 95.

He was born on July 1, 1925 to Peter K. and Ola (Willifred) Burgess in Thomasville, Georgia.

After Graduating from Concord High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Army. World War II was underway and he served in the European theater In Scotland, Germany, and Czechoslovakia. He belonged to the 3D Battalion, 301st 94th Infantry under General George Patton. He received a purple heart and bronze star.

In 1998 he was awarded the Presidential Citation for extraordinary heroism in military operations against an armed enemy.

Upon returning to the United States, he married Eleanor (Mulligan) Burgess. They were married for sixty- seven years. She predeceased him in 2004.

He retired from the Concord Post Office where he was employed for many years as a letter carrier.

He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers Paul, Louis, and Charles.

He is survived by a son, Peter F. Burgess (Cheryl ) of Northwood, N.H. and a daughter, Christine A. Burgess of Canterbury, N.H. His grandchildren include Peter F, Jeffrey, Jeremy, Valerie, Brenda, Michael, Jacob, Gabriel, Emma, and Sophie. One great-grandson, Gregory.

He enjoyed alpine skiing, tennis, golfing, snowmobiling, oil painting, and helping his neighbors until his mid- nineties.

In recent years he played cards and socialized with a small group of important friends, Paul and Jeanne Anderson and Oscar and Anita Serard, and Terry Noyes. A special thankyou to Jeanne Anderson for your impressive consistency with daily checks and good food. To Joe St. Pierre and Barbara Bernier for being great neighbors.

Thank you to the CVRNA-Hospice, especially Stephanie Rompala RN and Amy Wilson LNA. Memorial donations may be made to CRVNA 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301or the Pope Memorial SPCA 94 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301

Visiting hours will not be held due to Covid.

Burial will be at Blossom Hill Cemetery in the Spring.

Waters Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in Concord Montior on Nov. 24, 2020.
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November 26, 2020
Dear peter cheryl and family please know how very sorry we are with the loss of your father paula and I loved him so very much we have many memories of love and friendship the several times we were all together. please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers with love always
Bucky Lucier
November 25, 2020
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Susan Moran
November 25, 2020
I worked with Peter at the Concord Post Office many years ago. I was also his mailman and I remember all the years when I visited him when delivering his mail to him. We would sit, reminisce of times past and we enjoyed each others visits almost on a daily visit. When I retired, I visited for quite a while and then lost touch. He will be sadly missed. Pete was a truly nice letter carrier and a great person.

salvatore mitrano
November 25, 2020
Got to know Pete when he befriended my aunt Celia Moran and became a good friend to all of our family. Amazing person who lived life to the max. Will miss his beautiful spirit. Sue Moran
Susan Moran
November 25, 2020
I am deeply saddened by the passing of Peter.He has always been a good and kind friend.I had always enjoyed his visits to my house in Penacook.Several years ago he sold his Buick Roadmaster to me.The best car I have ever owned.
Peter C Goodwin
November 24, 2020
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