Bessie K. Burdick, 89, of Norwich, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born on November 22, 1929, on Georgetown Road, in Preston, NY, Bessie was the daughter of Linn and Elvira (Franklin) Kenyon, and was one of their ten children. She attended school in Preston and then in Oxford. Bessie was raised on her family farm and worked with her parents on the farm until her marriage.
On Christmas Day, 1947, Bessie married her beloved husband, Robert C. “Bob” Burdick, and would have and raise seven children with Bob. Bob died on January 13, 2007. During her early years as a wife and mother, Bessie stayed home to raise her family. Later, Bessie worked at Norwich Middle School. She worked at the Middle School for 23 years, having assume the role of Head Cook before retiring. In her spare time, Bessie enjoyed her Radio Club activities and hand crafting “time out” dolls. She was also a collector of angel figurines and Cabbage Patch dolls, and enjoyed to go clothes shopping,
Bessie is survived by her children, Leroy Burdick, of Norwich, Priscilla (Pat) Hall, of Bainbridge, Donald Burdick, of Norwich, Bruce (Joan) Burdick, of Hamilton, Steven (Linda) Burdick, of Oxford, and Patti (Tim) Davis, of Smyrna; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; brother, James Kenyon; daughter-in-law Donna Burdick, and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son, Brian Burdick, her sisters, Ruth, Rosalia, Marian, Elvira, Florence, and Alice, and her brothers, Linn and Charles.
A graveside service for Bessie will be held at Mt. Hope Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, where Linda Guinn will officiate.
In memory of Bessie, please consider a contribution to a charity of one’s choice.