Dolores “Dolly” Claire Burgess of Kennett Square

Dolores “Dolly” Claire Burgess, 85, of Kennett Square, formerly of Ridley, died Wednesday, Dec. 16. Beloved wife of the late William Edward Burgess who died in 2019; loving mother of Debbie Brisgone (Michael); adored grandmother of Nicole. Pre-deceased by her parents Alonzo and Dolores (Healy) Thompson and her siblings Margaret Klinger, Walter Thompson, and Alonzo Thompson.

Dolores “Dolly” Claire Burges

Dolly was a graduate of Southern High School. She had a successful career working in retail sales She worked for many years at Korvettes in Springfield and later at various other area retail stores. When she was a young adult, she spent time teaching ballroom dancing while she was living in Colorado with her husband who was in the service at that time. She was very creative with fashion. In her free time, she enjoyed movies, shopping, craft shows, and going to the casino. Ocean City, N.J. was a special place for her and her family. She also enjoyed spending time with her granddogs “Lily” and “Sadie”. Above all else, she was a brave breast cancer survivor.

Services will be planned when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. In memory of “Dolly,” a contribution may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association: National Processing Center, Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC, 20090-6011, or by going to

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit

Arrangements by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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