Margaret Elizabeth Burgess

April 14, 1923 – March 9, 2008
Place of Birth: 
Phelps, New York
Place of Death: 
Newark, New York

Calling Hours

March 12, 2008 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
March 13, 2008 - 10:00am
St. Michael Church
325 S. Main Street
Newark, NY 14513


March 13, 2008
Newark Cemetery
N. Main St.
Newark, NY 14513

Margaret "Betty" Burgess

Newark--- Margaret "Betty" Burgess, 84, of Elmwood Ave. passed away on Sunday (March 9, 2008) at ViaHealth of Wayne.

Friends may call Wednesday (March 12th) from 4 to 7 PM at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Mark Brewer at 10 AM on Thursday (March 13th) at St. Michael's Church, 325 South Main Street, Newark. Burial will be in Newark Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to St. Michael's Church, 325 South Main Street, Newark, NY 14513 or to the charity of ones choice.

Mrs. Burgess was born in Geneva on April 14, 1923, the daughter of Linus and Katharine Mahan Heffron. Betty graduated from Geneva High School and worked as a secretary for Sterns Nursery. After marrying John Burgess she dedicated herself to being a homemaker. She worked at Sibley's in Newark until 1978. A communicant of St. Michael's Church she had been a member of the Rosary Altar Society and a current member of the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by five sons John of Albany, Robert (Rebecca) of Oswego, Thomas (Karen) of Newark, David of Newark, and Edward (Maura) Burgess of Pittsburgh, PA, and a daughter Patricia (John) Guest of Newark, NY, 11 grandchildren Jake Burgess, Nate Burgess, Scott Guest, Colleen Bailey, Lindsay Burgess, Brittany Burgess, Margaret Burgess, Riley Burgess, Madeline Burgess, Kelly Burgess, Bailey Burgess, 4 great grandchildren Skylar, Owen, and Kyra Guest, and Jenna Garcia, two brothers Linus (Mary) Heffron of Phelps and James (Ann) Heffron of Clifton Springs, a sister Katharine Bunce of Clifton Springs, two special friends Teresa Lagana and Josephine Truini. She was predeceased by her husband John in 2001, and three brothers William, Gerald, and Edward Heffron.



My family and I send our deepest condolances on your loss.

We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Rob, Nanette, Caleigh & Matthew Ewanow


I am sorry to hear of your mom's

passing. She was certainly a nice

lady. She made great cookies for

our money counting team, too! I still think of your dad off and on

and am sorry he wasn't able to visit when I went to the nursing

home on two occasions. My mom suffers from the same ailment your dad did, so I can empathize with you and your family. I guess I am one of the few people in our

St. Mike's class who hasn't lost a

parent yet. But it is something I

think about. You can look back on

fine parents and rejoice in them!

God Bless you and your family - Paul

Jack, please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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