Robert “Butch” and Shirley Burdick Obituary

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Robert D. “Butch” Burdick and Shirley E. (Erickson) Burdick handed absent within days of every single other. Butch and Shirley were searching ahead to celebrating their 50th marriage anniversary on February 26, 2022. They have known every other considering that quality college. Through the conclude of the 60s they discovered appreciate or like identified them. They complimented a person another extremely perfectly and shared every other’s passions . With each other they designed a household from the ground up. They have been avid gardeners and cherished paying out time at property doing work jointly in the yard. They took a great deal of delight inside of their neighborhood. If they were not volunteering, they were being supporting family and good friends.

Robert D. “Butch” Burdick, 69, handed away on February 11, 2022. Butch was born in Northbridge, MA. He was predeceased by his dad and mom George and Eleanor M. Burdick. He is predeceased by his sisters, Susan Dedham, Denise Williams and Gina Burdick, as properly as a brother George. He leaves driving three sisters, Christine Grady, Georgene Burdick and Karen Burdick a brother, Steven Burdick many nieces, nephews, great close friends as properly as a lot of Godchildren.

Butch was a carpenter working each non-union and union employment, retiring from the Carpenter’s Regional 107. Butch was a genuine patriot and liked his nation. He also relished talking about politics. He cherished fishing and paying time developing backyard garden decorations and fowl properties. He was a grasp mechanic at so quite a few different degrees. He could take on any endeavor to completion. He would shell out lots of hours in his garage with his songs cranked, whistling. There was no new music you couldn’t obtain in his selection. Butch was a genuine motorhead from doing the job on his 1934 Ford Coupe and his Harley Davidson bike to observing Nascar racing on Television. Each Butch and Shirley expended many summer months evenings heading to automobile shows alongside one another. The planet has misplaced a single of the most effective of the finest.

Shirley E. (Erickson) Burdick, 70, handed away on February 15, 2022. Shirley was born in Worcester, MA. She was predeceased by her moms and dads Hjalmar and Adeline Erickson. She is predeceased by her brothers John Erickson, David Erickson, Bruce Erickson, George Erickson, and also her sister Charlotte Senay. Shirley leaves behind her sister Ellen Landry and her partner Paul. The lots of nieces, nephews and Godchildren were being very around and expensive to her coronary heart. She always experienced a distinctive area in her coronary heart for kids.

Shirley was extremely passionate of splendor and lovely points. She collected antique Valentines and enjoyed showing them at tea rooms, educating other individuals of their heritage. She took quite a few courses and gained certificates in Photography and Floral Structure at Tower Hill, exactly where she and Butch used several times. She was also a member of the Holden Grange #78.

In 1999 Shirley retired from Electronic as Venture Professional Technician to acquire care of her aging mom. Right after the passing of her mom in 2001 she commenced working as a caregiver for the elderly. She turned shut with most of her clients and would go earlier mentioned and over and above to care for them. Shirley liked with her complete coronary heart and was loved by so lots of. There is no other like her.

Could Shirley and Butch relaxation peacefully. The funeral will be private at the ease of the household.

Posted online on July 16, 2022

Printed in Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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