Arthur Burnett Obituary

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Arthur Manuel Burnett

November 14, 1921 - April 23, 2014
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Gales Ferry- Arthur M. Burnett of Pinelock Drive, 92, died peacefully in his Gales Ferry home Wednesday, April 23, 2014 surrounded by his granddaughters Christy Socha, Stacey Lillibridge and his loving friend and care giver Zhour Elotmani. Mr. Burnett was born on November 14, 1921 in New London the son of Louis Burnett and Anna Burnett Lake. He was employed for many years as a machinist at Electric Boat. He proudly served our country in the US Coast Guard in WWII. He served on the LST 764. He was awarded a bronze star. Arthur was an avid boater with a love for Block Island. He enjoyed his fishing trips including cooking his catch for...
Gales Ferry- Arthur M. Burnett of Pinelock Drive, 92, died peacefully in his Gales Ferry home Wednesday, April 23, 2014 surrounded by his granddaughters Christy Socha, Stacey Lillibridge and his loving friend and care giver Zhour Elotmani.
Mr. Burnett was born on November 14, 1921 in New London the son of Louis Burnett and Anna Burnett Lake. He was employed for many years as a machinist at Electric Boat. He proudly served our country in the US Coast Guard in WWII. He served on the LST 764. He was awarded a bronze star.
Arthur was an avid boater with a love for Block Island. He enjoyed his fishing trips including cooking his catch for his family on Sunday's. Arthur's boat the "Carol B" spent decades at the Shennocossett Yacht Club where Arthur served as Treasurer for many years.
Mr. Burnett is survived by three granddaughters, Stacey Lillibridge of East Haddam, Christy Socha of Bozrah, and Aimee Lillibridge of Voluntown, 5 great-grandchildren, his sister Joan Lake-Kaiser, sister-in-law Jeanette Burnett and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife Hazel Holmes in 2010 , his daughter Carol Lillibridge in 2013 and a whole lot of life-long memories.

A special thanks to the caregivers who made it possible for Arthur to remain at home; Zhour Elotmani & Tammy Cholewa

A Graveside service with military honors will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at 1:30pm in Gales Ferry Cemetery 14 Hurlbutt Rd Ledyard, CT 06335. Flowers may be sent to 261 South Rd Bozrah, CT 06334. In lieu of flowers Donations may be made in his memory to Disabled Veterans National Foundation. Tele: (202) 737-0522 or Email info@dvnf.org.

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"Dear Papa.....the American flag that was placed on your casket will fly itself high in the Great Salt Pond over the 4th of July at Payne's Dock, Block..." Stacey Lillibridge (East Haddam, CT)

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