Florence E. Burgess

Former Wading River resident Florence E. (Shwonik) Burgess died April 24. She was  85. 

She was the beloved wife of the late Valentine “Moe” Kobylenski and Russell A. Burgess; devoted mother of Debbi (Kevin) Mischler and stepmother of Jack and Rusty Burgess; dear sister of Katherine Lucas, Elizabeth Brace, Marion O’Connor, Donald Shwonik and the late Claude Shwonik; loving grandmother of John Burgess, Deborah (Steve) Petrucci, Lisa (Steve) Lagnina, Kevin Burgess, Lynn (Dale) Bogard, Kristine (Ronnie) Barr, and Amy Mischler; and great-grandmother of Katherine Brown, Anna and Peter Lagnina, Jackson Burgess, Andrew and Alex Bogard, and Mackenzie Barr.

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This is a paid notice.