OBITUARY

Duane V. Burcume

July 3, 1940May 30, 2019
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A Funeral Mass for Duane V. Burcume, age 78 of Canton and formerly of Rensselaer Falls will be held on Tuesday (June 4, 2019) at 1:00pm at the St. Joseph’s Home Chapel with Rev. F. James Shurtleff officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Colton.

Mr. Burcume passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home on Thursday (May 30, 2019) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Paulette of Canton; a son Daryl Burcume of Massena and daughter Denise Burcume & her wife Nicole of Peru, NY; two sisters Brenda Bonnell & her husband Richard of Loveland, CO and Gail Donaldson of Massena.

Duane was born on July 3, 1940 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Vernon & Eva May (Denesha) Burcume. He graduated from Heuvelton School and continued his education at Canton ATI majoring in Dairy Agriculture. He later married Paulette Cunningham on July 27, 1963 at St. Henry’s Church in Dekalb Jct.

During his career he was employed as a field technician with New York State Quality Milk Promotion Services through Cornell University for 34 ½ years. He then began a part-time courier position with Community Bank in Canton until his retirement.

Duane enjoyed hunting, fishing, caning chairs, traveling, camping, gardening, playing cards, horseshoes and board games, spending time with his friends and family and being outdoors. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or the Dementia/Alzheimer’s Associations, 441 W Kirkpatrick St, Syracuse, NY 13204. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Memories

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Susanne Daood (Todd)

June 10, 2019

I remember Duane fondly from our high school days. Paulette, may your faith and your memories be there for you during the difficult times.

Helen Childs Houck

June 3, 2019

To all the Burcume family,I have fond memories of Duane as a young boy growing up on the Childs Rd in Kendrew,along with his sisters. Many good times he
had,with Andy Anderson and all the teenagers in the vicinity. God Bless Rip Duane.
Cherish your memories ,till you meet at Jesus feet.

Jim Morgan

June 2, 2019

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Duane. He was a fellow classmate of mine graduating in 1958 from Heuvelton. He and his sister Brenda attended the church in Heuvelton that my father pastored.

It is a very sad day for the family and you still have those fond memories that you will cherish in celebrating his life.

Jim Morgan

Christopher Prue

June 2, 2019

Paulette, very sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. Praying for your family’s inner peace.

Bonnie Ward

June 1, 2019

Paulette, Denise and Daryl....sending heartfelt condolences to each of you at this sad time in your life. May you feel comfort in each other and from family and friends.

Linda Cutway

June 1, 2019

Paulette, Denise & Daryl, Sorry for your loss. You have many memories to look back on.

Cindy Ames

June 1, 2019

Thinking of you. May you find peace in the memories you have.

JOSEPH Polniak

May 31, 2019

ONE AWESOME GUY SURE WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE KNOWING YOU RIP !! PAULETTE AND FAMILY YOU GUYS ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS!!

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