Cecilia Burgess

Cecilia P. "Ceil" Burgess (Azadian)

Wednesday, May 9th, 1923 - Friday, May 1st, 2020
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WATERFORD Cecilia P. Burgess, 96, formerly of Waterford passed away Friday May 1, 2020 at Evergreen Commons Nursing Home. Born and educated in Watervliet she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Agnes Hovanian Azadian. She moved to Waterford in 1947.

Ceil was employed for 25 years by the Cluett & Peabody Co. at their Waterford and Troy locations. She retired in 1977. She was a member of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America. She is a former member of the choir at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford.

She is predeceased by her husband F. Donald Burgess Sr. She is the sister of the late Mary Shanks, Frank, Philip and Catherine Azadian. Also surviving are her dear friends Cindy and Larry Lavigne, their daughters Sheena and Kendra, and Kathy Boyd all of Waterford as well as several nieces and nephews.

Due to the current crisis graveside funeral services will be private at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Waterford. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date at St. Peter’s Armenian Church in Watervliet.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Peter Armenian Church, 100 Troy-Schenectady Rd., Watervliet, NY 12189

Ceil has asked that thanks be extended to the staff at Don & Paul’s Restaurant in Waterford for their many acts of kindness extended to her over the years.
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    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    71 Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Saint Mary's Cemetery
    Middletown Road
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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Cindi Klouse lakeluv189

Posted at 08:38pm
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Cecilia,I came to know her while working for CDPHP we spoke often & became friends over the many times we spoke. She truly surprised me one Easter & sent me a beautiful arrangement of flowers as a thank you for helping her navigate thru the confusing health care system along with always dropping me notes in the mail. I never met her personally although we did try on several occasions with the help of Mary Shanks who was working with me at the time try to arrange it but it did not work out. I spoke to alot of people over the years but Cecilia was one of my favorites that I never forgot. She was such a nice lady may she rest in peace. God Bless Cindi Klouse

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