Sophia R. Burgess, 93, wife of the late Bernard R. Burgess, died on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Miller Memorial after a brief illness. Born in New Britain on February 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Cesare and Sebastiana (Guiliano) Rossetto. She was a longtime Meriden resident and a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church.
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Sophia is survived by one daughter, Marianne Burgess; two sons, David B. Burgess and his wife Paulette and James A. Burgess and his wife Lisa; four grandchildren, Shannon Bakaysa (Mike), Christopher Burgess (Jennifer), Jeffrey Burgess (Michele) and Jarod Burgess (Sharolin) and seven great-grandchildren, Aidan, Michael, Maryssa, Abrianna, Evan, Lanalyn and Rachel. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Vincenzo Rossetto and her sister, Yolanda “Lucy” Murray.
The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:30 a.m. from the John J. Ferry & Sons Funeral Home, 88 East Main Street, Meriden and at 11 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Angels, Mt. Carmel Campus for a Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday morning prior to the service from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515 or to Susan G. Komen, Dept. 4183, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265. For online condolences, please visit jferryfh.com.