William Edward Burgess “Billy B” of West Grove

William Edward Burgess “Billy B”,86, of West Grove; formerly of Ridley, died Saturday, Feb. 2. Beloved husband of Dolores “Dolly” (nee Thompson); loving and devoted father of Debbie Brisgone (Michael); adored grandfather of Nicole. He was predeceased by his parents William and Ruth (nee Guinan) Burgess.

William Edward Burgess

Bill was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Narberth. He attended Lower Merion High School and Temple University. Bill served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was retired from Aqua America. During his retirement years, Bill worked for Home Instead Senior care providing welcome conversation and care to his fellow seniors.

Bill will be remembered for his love of golf, physical fitness (lifting weights into his early 80s), being an avid and life-long fan of his beloved Eagles and Phillies. Bill also enjoyed attending Bible study, working on crossword puzzles, going to the beach in Ocean City, N.J., and watching old movies. Most of all, Bill loved spending time with Dolly, Debbie, Michael, Nicole and his granddog “Lily.”

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with his family from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Cornelius Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford,. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10. Burial will be noon at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600  South Sproul Road in Springfield.

In memory of Mr. Burgess, a contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org),  399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

 

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