Thomas Barnett Burgess

Riverside, New Hampshire


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Thomas Barnett Burgess, 64, died October 2, 2007, at his home in Riverside, CA. of complications of lung cancer.

A native of West Newton, MA and former resident of Westborough, MA, he spent many summers in Jaffrey Center, NH in his youth. He was a graduate of Kimball Union Academy, and studied at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA and Suffolk University in Boston. In his professional career, he was a Senior Programmer/Analyst with Digital Computer Corporation before becoming an independent contractor in the same field.

He took an avid interest in many aspects of railroading and was very knowledgeable on the subject.

He was the son of the late Albert E. and Virginia B. Burgess of West Newton, MA and Peterborough, NH, and husband of the late Linda Macdonald Burgess. Surviving are his three children, Keith Burgess of Moreno Valley, CA; Adam M. Burgess of Riverside, CA; Katherine Burgess of San Marcos, CA; daughter-in-law Brandy Burgess of Moreno Valley, CA; grandchildren Sarah and Brianne Burgess both of Moreno Valley, CA; and sister Judith Burgess Tarpgaard of Middletown, RI.

There will be no calling hours

Services will be held at the First Church in Jaffrey, Jaffrey Center, NH on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 1:00 p.m.; burial will immediately precede the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Burgess’ to Kimball Union Academy, Box 188, Meriden, NH 03770.

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The Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Jaffrey is assisting the family with arrangements.

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