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Obituary for Nadine Margaret Burgess

Nadine Margaret Burgess died peacefully on March 12, 2020 at her home in Plattsburgh.

She was born in Au Sable Forks on July 17, 1928, the daughter of Reginald Borrette and Bernice Rabideau.

She attended Catholic School at Holy Name Parochial School in Au Sable Forks and graduated as the Salutatorian for the class of 1945 on from Au Sable Forks High School.

Nadine married William “Bill” Burgess on June 1, 1950 at Holy Name Church in Au Sable Forks. Together they founded Burgess Enterprises in Plattsburgh and ran the business until they retired. They enjoyed 49 years together until Bill died on August 30, 1999.

Nadine was a member of the Bridge Club and Saint Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh. She was a voracious reader and loved to watch PGA on TV. She was an avid gardener who grew vegetables and canned them when she was younger. She also grew berries and made jam for her family.

Left the cherish her memory are a son, Eric Burgess of Plattsburgh and a daughter, Cynthia Frank of Plattsburgh; a sister, Nona Redford of Plattsburgh; two grandchildren, Stephanie Curry of Arizona and Jennifer Richardson of Ohio; one great-grandchild, Lyida Lynne Richardson of Ohio; a brother-in-law, Francis Sorrell of Keeseville; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Wednesday March 18, 2020 from 4-6 p.m. at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 6 p.m. Father Reamer officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at Saint Peter’s Cemetery in Plattsburgh.
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