Dorothy L. Burgess

GENEVA - Dorothy L. Burgess, 89, formerly of White Springs Rd, passed away Wednesday (Oct. 10, 2012) at the Ontario County Health Facility.
Family and friends may call today, Thursday (Oct. 11) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the McGuigan & Bero Funeral Home, 45 High St., Geneva. Private funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Dorothy was born on March 2, 1923 in Binghamton, the daughter of the late Francis and Marion Rodman Silvernell. She worked for many years at the Finger Lakes Times as a Bookkeeper and for the Law offices of Fred Warder. She volunteered at Geneva General Hospital in the lobby shop and also VITA, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.
She is survived by a son, Robert A. Burgess of Gloversville; her daughters, Linda (Stephen) Vanderver of Evansville, Indiana, Diane (Albert) Griffith of Mississippi , Susan French of Stanley, and Debra (Richard) Kuhn of Sloansville; grandchildren, Daniel, Joseph, Richard and Emily; great-grandchildren, Paige and Penny Rose; sister, Beverly Whalen; brothers, Frances Silvernell, Jr. and Robert Silvernell; several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Roy Burgess; brother, Edgar Silvernell.
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