George Burnham, 71, Watertown

WATEERTOWN, NY — George Burnham, loving husband and father of three children, passed away on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the age of 71.

George was born on Aug. 15, 1949, in Watertown, NY, the son of Guy and Anna Burnham. He was the youngest of 10 children. He was a farmer for 14 years, long time employee of Great Lakes Cheese.

He was a member of the Eagles Club.

His passion was butchering. He enjoyed having family gatherings and his large parties (pig roasts). His love and generosity was overwhelming to all. He had a very big heart.

He married his loving wife LuAnn (LuLu Bell) on Dec. 6, 1969. They raised three children, Joe Burnham, Eric Burnham and Pamela Riordan.

George was preceded in death by his father, Guy, and his mother, Anna.

He is survived by his wife LuAnn, his three children and spouses, Joe (Laura), Eric (Jeanette) and Pamela (Jody); six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Watertown. CDC guidelines will be practiced. Spring burial will be held in the North Watertown Cemetery, Bradley Street, Watertown.

A celebration of life will be held later this summer.

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