Margaret L. Burdick

April 3, 2012  

LOWVILLE, N.Y.  —  Margaret L. Burdick, 95, passed away Friday, March 23, at the Lewis County Residential Health Care Facility in Lowville where she had been a resident for a year.

Born Feb. 5, 1917, in Betula, Pa., a daughter of Joseph and Giovanna Lorenzini, she was raised in Lowville and graduated from Lowville Free Academy, 

She married Norton T. Burdick of Grieg on May 20, 1945, at St. Peters Church in Lowville.

Mrs. Burdick lived five years in Port Leyden where her husband ran Burdick’s Superette, and then in Carthage where she and her husband owned Burdick Dodge for over 20 years.  After her husband’s death she moved to Valley View Apartments in Lowville, where she resided for 10 years.

A member of the Port Leyden Monday Club and of the Carthage Argonauts Book Club, she devoted many years to volunteer work at both the Carthage and Lowville community libraries.

Surviving are a daughter, Janet E. (Robert) Stange, Riverton, Wy.; a son, John N. Burdick, Scarborough, Maine; an older sister, Mae Howley, Lowville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Norton, a daughter, Margaret Ann, her sisters, Angelina (Louis) Meda and Theresa Ely, as well as four brothers, Tony, Virgil, Hector and Floriano Lorenzini.

A memorial Mass will be held 10 a.m. May 21 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Glenfield with burial in Old Glendale Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will follow.

Memorial contributions can be made to either the Carthage or the Lowville community libraries, both of which she loved.

Condolences may be made on the online guest book at

Information provided by Sundquist Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.