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William Edward Burgess “Billy B”

April 13, 1932 - February 2, 2019 West Grove, PA | Age 86 Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend.




William Edward Burgess “Billy B”, age 86, of West Grove PA, formerly of Ridley PA, was called home to our Lord on February 2, 2019. Beloved husband of Dolores “Dolly” (nee Thompson); loving and devoted father of Debbie Brisgone (Michael); adored grandfather of Nicole. Pre-deceased by his parents William and Ruth (nee Guinan) Burgess.

Bill was born in Philadelphia, PA and grew up in Narberth PA. Bill 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 provding welcome conversation and care to his fellow seniors.

Bill will be remembered for his love of golf, physical fitness (lifting weights into his early 80’s), 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, NJ, 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 on Saturday morning, February 16, 2019, at St. Cornelius Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00. Burial will be at 12:00 at Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 South Sproul Road, Springfield, PA

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, PA.

Message from the Family

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Memorial Donations

Alzheimer’s Association (https://act.alz.org)

399 Market Street
Suite 102,
Philadelphia, PA 19106



February 16, 2019 8:45-9:45 St. Cornelius Church
160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA

Mass of Christian Burial

February 16, 2019 10:00 St. Cornelius Church
160 Ridge Road
Chadds Ford, PA


February 16, 2019 12:00 Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
1600 South Sproul Road
Springfield, PA


  1. Please accept our most sincere condolences for Bill’s passing. Always cherish the memories that he shared with you. We enjoyed our “patio chats” whenever Bill walked Lily. A donation was made in Bill’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.

    David and Janelle Cox

    Janelle Cox | February 14, 2019 at 2:18 PM
  2. Dear Babs,Michael and Nicole(meatball). I am praying for all of you. I will miss teasing Bill about his knee high socks. Miss you all very very much. Is wish we could be with you all. I can’t leave Michael or Foxy. Loves and hugs Denise and Michael.

    Denise &Michael Gibbons | February 7, 2019 at 3:14 PM
  3. Dear Debbie, Michael and Nicole So sorry for your loss. Tell “Bugs” I will keep Bill and her in my prayers.

    Tina & Bill | February 6, 2019 at 10:42 AM
  4. Deb, Michael and Nicole – Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and give you strength at this sad time, and may your dad rest forever in the perpetual light of our Lord and Savior. What a great man to have raised a wonderful daughter like you, Deb.
    Love, Barb

    Barbara Bristol | February 6, 2019 at 8:34 AM

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