Francis "Fran" Burdick

May 1, 1949December 9, 2018
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Funeral services for Francis H. Burdick Sr., age 69 of Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (Dec 13, 2018) at 10:00am at the St. John’s Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg with Rev. Art Garno, Rev. Scott Garno & Rev. Joel Grigg officiating.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday (Dec 12, 2018) from 3:00-6:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mr. Burdick passed away at his home on Sunday (Dec 9, 2018) surrounded by his loving family.

Surviving is his wife Donna; four sons Fran Burdick Jr., Jeffrey Burdick, Thomas Burdick and Christopher Burdick & his companion Melissa Dawley; grandchildren Sarah, Annah & Sophia Burdick; great-grandchildren Troy Dewey & Ashton Lowes; a sister Mildred Bullock & her companion John Martin of Florida; brother-in-laws Art Garno & his wife Tammy of Waddington and Bill Clinger of Pyrites; sister-in-law Heletha “Lee” Perrin & her husband Fred of Ogdensburg; along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Two sisters Sylvia Clinger & Kimberly Mart, along with a nephew David Bullock predeceased him.

Fran was born on May 1, 1949 in Ogdensburg NY, a son of the late Clyde & Lois (Graveline) Burdick. He graduated from Heuvelton Central, and later married Donna Garno on April 24, 1968 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

During his career he was employed at Blue Seal Feeds, Anchor Motor Freight, Flack Bus Lines and Riverview Correctional Facility as a corrections officer. He retired in 2004. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards, golfing, camping, his grandchildren and spending time with his family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 500 Caroline St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 129 Lincoln Ave, Waddington, NY 13694. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2018

Francis "Fran" Burdick

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Anne Soika

December 18, 2018

Donna and family, sorry to hear of Fran's passing. I have so many memories of the two of you at school and at St. Paul's. It was our Lord's need of him and He has called him to heaven. Fran will always be looking down to make sure you are alright. Just look to the heavens when the stars come out and he will be shining brightly for you. God bless and Love Anne Friot Soika .

Dale Finley

December 16, 2018

Sincere Sympathy to you Donna and your family.


December 13, 2018


Bruce Jantzi

December 13, 2018

Donna and Family. So sorry to hear of my old friend and coworker , Bird’s, passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Bruce Jantzi

Wendy Vincent-Barwood (Morley)

December 12, 2018

Donna and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know you have strong religious beliefs which I hope will get you through this. Be strong.

Art Woods

December 12, 2018


My sympathy and prayers are for you and your family at this.

Art Woods

Wanda Purser

December 12, 2018

Donna and family, my heart aches for you. No words that I say can bring comfort, at this time, but they will. Keep your family and friends close. My dad, bob & Fran are now our guardian angels, they will watch over us. Love you.


December 12, 2018


My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.


Arleena Willard

December 11, 2018

Donna and Boys, I'm sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. God bless

Michelle Matthews

December 11, 2018

Donna, I am so sorry to hear this. He was such a good spirited guy and always picking on me every time I saw you guys. I always enjoyed visiting with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you during such a difficult time. Keep your memories close. ❤️❤️ Rest In Peace Bird