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Official Obituary of

Mark A. Burdick

June 10, 1963 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Mark Burdick Obituary

Mark A. Burdick, 60, of Lisbon, CT, devoted and loving partner of Joyce Brown, passed away on February 8, 2024, in Miami, Florida. Born June 10, 1963, in Norwich, he was the son of the late David and Dolores (Patsky) Burdick of Uncasville. Mark graduated from Montville High School and went on to proudly serve his country in the Air Force as a mechanic stationed at Nellis AFB in Nevada and Shaw AFB in South Carolina. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, AF training ribbons, and his unit was honored with the Outstanding Unit Award. Mark continued his career in construction, cement, and masonry throughout the region until his retirement. He was a member of the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, the American Legion Post 112 in Montville, the Silver Star Athletic Club in Occum, and most recently the Key Colony Beach community in Florida. Mark loved the outdoors, warm weather, and the water; he spent his childhood playing, fishing, and exploring the fields, forest, and shoreline along the Thames River. He had a kind and gentle spirit and a love for cooking. He mastered old school recipes for kielbasa and developed his own secret recipes for the best jerky, smoked meats, BBQ, and grilled seafood. Delicious!

Mark and Joyce traveled the East Coast down to Florida during the last several years, with various adventures along the way—including gem rock mining, car racing, camping, and watching the release of turtles from the Turtle Rescue Hospital in Marathon, Florida. They spent their fall/winter months together in the Florida Keys.

Mark will be missed by Joyce, her son David, and his family. His sister Audrey (Burdick) Zaccaro of Colchester, her children Christopher, Daniel, and Chelsea, and their families. His sister-in-law Beth Shepard Burdick of Farmington, her children Joshua and Laura, and their families. His sister Patricia (Burdick) Cirillo (deceased) of Niantic, her children Andrea, Melissa, and Rachel, and their families. In addition, he leaves many good friends from Connecticut and Key Colony Beach, FL. Mark will be dearly missed by his favorite dandelion and great-niece, Madelynn Zaccaro, and his best friend from childhood Jeff Keefe with whom he had very special relationships. Mark was predeceased by his parents David and Dolores, his sister Patricia, and his brother-in-law David Zaccaro.

Funeral arrangements are private; there will be a planned Celebration of Life for Mark in late Spring 2024. Donations may be made in c/o the American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org, the Turtle Rescue Hospital in Marathon, FL www.turtlehospital.org or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215
Web: http://www.diabetes.org

The Turtle Rescue Hospital
Marathon FL
Web: http://www.turtlehospital.org

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