Caroline J. Burlingame, 77, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Caroline J. Burlingame, 77, of 1708 Ohio St., Watertown, passed away July 11, 2019, at her home.

A calling hour will be held 11 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home, 117 N. Massey St., Watertown. The funeral service will follow at noon at the funeral home.  Burial will be in North Watertown Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 8, 1941, in Watertown, the daughter of James and Hazel (Lucas) Claflin.

Caroline married David A. Burlingame on July 23, 1983, in Watertown, at the Salvation Army by Major Kenneth Stahl.  The couple resided in Watertown where she was a homemaker.  She cared for her mother for several years and also volunteered at the Salvation Army.

She enjoyed knitting, watching TV, sitting outside and being around her family.

She is survived her daughter, Lucinda A. Hirch, Watertown, a son and daughter in law, David A. and Vickie L. Burlingame, Maine, six grandchildren, Kiely, Emily, Hailey, Ryker, Josie and Dante, and her sister, Joyce Ann Moran, several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, her husband, David passed away in 1986, and her son in law, Edward Hirch passed away on Feb. 3, 2019.

Donations may be made to the Salvation Army 723 State St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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