Charlotte G. Burgess

Tiverton, R.I. — Charlotte Grace Burgess, 79, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at the Sakonnet Bay Manor nursing home in Tiverton, after a long illness. She was the mother of David A. Corriveau of Lebanon and of Robert W. Corr of Tiverton.

Ms. Burgess was born in Worcester, Mass., on July 22, 1934, one of the three daughters of William and Alice (Gilson) Burgess of Auburn, Mass. She grew up in Auburn, and graduated from Auburn High School in 1952. She worked in the offices of State Mutual Insurance in Worcester for three years after high school.

She lived on Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island from 1959 to 1974, then moved to Tiverton in 1987. She was a secretary at Raytheon Corporation from 1968 to 1995, and after retirement enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She also enjoyed trips around New England – often by motorcycle – with her companion Carl (Charlie) Olson of Oxford, Mass., from 1995 until his death in 2005. During her healthier years she regularly drove to the Upper Valley to visit her older son and his wife, Goodie Stiller Corriveau, in Lebanon.

Ms. Burgess loved cats and was a prolific reader, particularly of mystery novels. Late in her parents’ lives, she inherited their passion for the Boston Red Sox, and reveled in the team’s World Series wins of 2004 and 2007.

In addition to her sons and her daughter-in-law, she leaves her sister and brother-in-law, Lois Burgess Alger and Richard W. Alger, of Milan, N.H.; and a niece, three nephews, and four grand-nieces. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Burgess Morrissey, in 1992.

Arrangements for memorial services are pending. Well-wishers can make contributions in Ms. Burgess’s memory to medical research into dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, and to the Humane Society or other animal-welfare organization of their choice.