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Dr. Robert M. Burd
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Robert M. Burd, a distinguished physician in Bridgeport and Fairfield for 48 years, due to complications from a catastrophic fall he suffered in Sarasota, FL, where he was living with his beloved wife Alice. He was 82.
Dr. Burd joined Dr. Milton Cooper's practice in 1969. With Dr. Cooper, he built up a thriving practice, which is now known as the Medical Specialists of Fairfield. As well as caring for internal medicine patients, he specialized in hematology and oncology. He served as the Chief of the Department of Hematology at St. Vincent's Medical Center for over 20 years and was also affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital.
Dr. Burd practiced medicine the old-fashioned way, by getting to know his patients and really listening to them.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Alice of 55 years; his sons, Russell and Stephen; his brother, Murray; and his granddaughters, Hannah and Leah.
Donations in memory of Dr. Burd can be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 3 International Drive, Rye Brook, NY 10573 or the charity of your choice.

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Published in Connecticut Post on Nov. 8, 2019.
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November 20, 2019
Thank you so much for the lovely messages. My dad was truly dedicated to his patients' care. We miss him terribly but delight in knowing how much good he did.
Stephen Burd
November 12, 2019
Our family will be forever grateful for the time Dr. Burd spent researching where the best possible treatment was at that time for treating our son Jeffrey Keith; diagnosed with Osteogenic Sarcoma.

His research led us to Boston Children's Hospital for Chemotherapy followed by visit's back in Fairfield for further treatment in Dr. Burd's office.

Remembered always for his personal concern dedication and professional care.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family .
Donna Bossa
November 12, 2019
Donna Bossa
November 12, 2019
Dr Bob Burd was a special man who was a perfect example of what a physician should be. Most importantly, he truly cared for all his patients and never left their side. Brilliant in his knowledge base, he also cared about the whole person. He was a man for others and he will be missed.
Dr Bob Russo
November 12, 2019
To the family of Dr. Robert Burd:

The physicians and staff of Fairfield County Medical Association were saddened to learn of the death of Robert M. Burd, MD. Our deepest sympathy is extended to you. Dr. Burd was a member of our association for 40 years.

Dr. Burd's dedication to the practice of internal medicine left its impact on our community. His distinguished career as a respected hematologist and oncologist in Fairfield County is remarkable.

May the love of family and friends coupled with fond memories be a constant source of strength and encouragement.

Mark Thompson
Executive Director
November 12, 2019
To the family of Dr Burd. My deepest sympathy. Dr. Burd had been my doctor for over 20 years. He literally saved my life. He will forever have a place in my heart. I hope your memories of him will give you peace at this time.

-- Peggy Lape, Canton, GA
November 11, 2019
I will forever be thankful to Dr. Burt for the lives he saved, the patients and families he helped, for his kind, compassionate manner, his gentile smile and ultimate respect for nurses. Rest In Peace Dr. Burd.
With sympathy,
Lorraine Carrano, RN
Lorraine Carrano
November 11, 2019
It was a pleasure working for Dr. Burd in his capacity as Chief of Hematology/Oncology at St. Vincent's. Always a gentleman and a compassionate & caring physician. My sympathy to his family-may he rest in peace.
Johanna Soto-Dorgan
November 10, 2019
A caring physician and a real gentleman.Rest in peace Bob.
,John Barney
November 9, 2019
My late husband, Ron, enjoyed Dr. Burd's company during lunch at St. Vincent's for years. Mary Homza
Mary Homza
November 9, 2019
Dr. Burd was a brilliant and wonderful doctor who took care of my mom who had A-Plastic Anemia for years. He was so caring and had such a great doctor-patient relationship with her. My condolences to his family. May he be at peace.
Kathy Mastronardi
November 9, 2019
I like dr burd sweet kind doctor. Very nice doctorb i hope he will rip
Deborah Bell
November 9, 2019
The Burd Family
My sympathy on the passing of Dr Robert.
A life well lived may he now rest in peace
Dr Dominick Sorge
November 9, 2019
So sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Burd. He will always be remembered for his dedication to our Cancer Program. May he rest in peace.
Linda Pinto
November 8, 2019
So sorry for your loss; he was a pleasure to work with and his patients loved him .

I worked in home care for a very long time and we shared many patients Together
Mary Mclaughlin
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