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Richard G. Burdick

February 27, 1926 — January 8, 2018

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Richard George Burdick, 91, of Torrington, CT, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018, at his residence.  He was the husband of the late Virginia (Borla) Burdick, who preceded him in death on March 12, 2008.

Dick was born February 27, 1926, in Torrington, CT, son of the late William and Marie (Cattey) Burdick.  He served his country with the US Marine Corps during WWII in the Pacific Theatre of Operations from July of 1945 to July of 1946.  Corporal Burdick was honorably discharged during August of 1946, when he received the Honorable Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. Upon his arrival home, he was employed by The Torrington Company, and later Turner and Seymour, as a machine setter, retiring in 1991.

He is survived by three children, Janice Martin (Bruce) of Waterbury, CT, Judy Leger (John) of South Carolina, Richard Burdick of Leicester, England; six grandchildren, several great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, and his feline companion, Misty.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Russell and Harry.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home, 82 Litchfield St., Torrington.  Burial will follow at St. Francis New Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded.  Relatives and friends may call on Monday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Elderly Nutrition Program, “Meals on Wheels”, c/o Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert St., Torrington, CT 06790 or to the Little Guild of St. Francis, 285 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall, CT 06796.  Condolences may be sent to the Burdick family by visiting

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