August 30, 2015
Robert J. Burgess, Sr., 88, of South Kingstown, RI entered peacefully into eternal life on August 30, 2015. He was the husband of Marie L. (Burke) Burgess. He was the son of the late Louis A. and Mary C. (Mullen) Burgess.Early on, Mr. Burgess was a Regional Sales Manager for the Narragansett Brewery and the Falstaff Brewing Corporation. He additionally served on the Board of Directors and as Sales Consultant to the Anson Corporation in Providence, RI. Mr. Burgess was a former sales consultant for the Wayne Distributing Company of Cranston, RI. and retired from Charles Fradin/Wayne Division. Bob, as he was called, also served as past President of the Rhode Island Golf Association.Mr. Burgess served in the Naval Air Corps during World War II as a member of Air Group 98 in the Asiatic Pacific Theatre with a final rank of Lt.(J.G.), U.S.N.R.He received his Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Rhode Island in 1951.In addition to his beloved wife of 66 years, he is survived by his 3 children: Cathy A. D™Amico of Wakefield, RI, Robert J. Burgess, Jr.(retired RI Air National Guard) of Sarasota, FL and Linda C. Burgess of Venice, CA. 3 grandchildren: Candice Gander of Virginia Beach, VA, Tamara Burgess of Portland, OR and Vanessa M. Janek of Hopkinton, RI, and 2 great grandchildren: Kathryn and Nicholas Gander of Virginia Beach, VA. He was the beloved brother of Marjorie A. (Burgess) Houston of Edgewood, RI and the late Louis A. and John A. Burgess.Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston, RI on Tuesday September 8th, 2015 at 10AM. Burial will take place, following hospitality services, at the Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, with full military honors, in Exeter, RI.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Rd. Kingston, RI 02881.The Family of Robert J. Burgess, Sr. would like to extend their love and gratitude to the devoted staff of The South County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving, respectful and consummate care of Robert during his final years.
Robert J. Burgess, Sr., 88, of South Kingstown, RI entered peacefully into eternal life on August 30, 2015. He was the husband of Marie L. (Burke) Burgess. He was the son of the late Louis A. and Mary C. (Mullen) Burgess.Early on, Mr. Burgess... View Obituary & Service Information
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