TORRINGTON – Richard George Burdick, 91, passed away Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at his residence. He was the husband of the late Virginia (Borla) Burdick, who preceded him in death March 12, 2008.
Dick was born Feb. 27, 1926, in Torrington, son of the late William and Marie (Cattey) Burdick. He served his country with the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II in the Pacific theater of operations from July 1945 to July 1946. Cpl. Burdick was honorably discharged in August 1946, when he received the Honorable Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Upon his arrival home, he was employed by the Torrington Co. and later Turner and Seymour as a machine setter, retiring in 1991.
He is survived by three children, Janice Martin (Bruce) of Waterbury, Judy Leger (John) of South Carolina, Richard Burdick of Leicester, England; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and his feline companion, Misty. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Harry.
Funeral services will be Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington. Burial will follow in St. Francis New Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Relatives and friends may call on Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Elderly Nutrition Program, “Meals on Wheels,” c/o Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert St., Torrington, CT 06790; or Little Guild of St. Francis, 285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796.
Condolences may be sent to the Burdick family by visiting cookfuneralhomect.com