August 1, 1928 – September 29, 2012
George Burgan was born on Aug 1, 1928, in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Rev. Nathan and Hannah Burgan. He was one out of nine children. He was raised in a Christian home, going to Sunday school and church every Sunday. He taught BYTU (Baptist Youth Training Unit) to younger children. George married Madolyne Jackson (deceased), moved to Cleveland and as a result of this marriage Clement was born. Still looking for a better life he then moved to Boston where he met and married Addie Lee Ruggs. As a result of this union they had two children, Georgina and Linda. George became a member of Concord Baptist Church singing with the Gospel Group, Spiritual Wonders. He later joined in a family Gospel group singing with his sisters and niece. George became a Mason with the M.W. George Washington Carver Grand Lodge, Inc. in 1976. He always had a dream of being his own boss. His DREAM was to be SELF-EMPLOYED. That's what he believed in, and that's what he did. His first business was Burgan's Superette, in Roxbury, MA with his son Clement by his side, helping him to achieve his goal. They worked many days and long hours with the help of family, cousins, Ralph Smith and people who needed employment within the community. Years went by, the area changed, and George believed it was time to make a change. He sold the store, but he still had his DREAM, which he would always say “work for yourself, be your own boss”. That's when G&B CLEANING CO. began and continued for 39 years, and again, many family and people from the community who needed a job work with him. George worked throughout Framingham, Ashland, and at the Hopkinton Post Office, Greater Framingham Community Church and various businesses and residential homes in the MetroWest area. George kept this business until he retired, which was the day before "God said “Time to come home". George Burgan always believed in himself and George Burgan lived his DREAM. George will always be remembered singing "When I come to the end of my journey, He'll understand and say well done! George leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife of 57 years, Deacon Addie Burgan; his Children, Clement Burgan (Pat) of Cleveland, OH, Georgina LaVan (William) of Milford, MA, Linda Atkins (Lewis) of Webster, MA, Rose Simms of Houston, TX, 7 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews, and other family and friends. His parents, Nathan and Hannah, sisters and brothers, Arthur, Louise, Alice, Sherman, Justice, Naomi and Wayne preceded him in death.
- Visitation Saturday, October 6, 2012
- Funeral Service Saturday, October 6, 2012
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October 15, 2012
Dad, I think of you today,as I have always" In my Heart" . You will always live within my Heart. I will always remember all the times you shared with my family and me. You will never be forgotten ...I miss you and love you very much..so proud to call you my dad...".May God bless you as you rest".....Love Always ,,Linda...
October 12, 2012
Will always miss you & love you . clem
October 10, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with you ALL. You have our deepest sympathy.
George will truly be missed. Our "Blessings" are with you always!
- Kathy and Freddy Oliver - Atlanta, GA
October 10, 2012
You and your family are in our thoughts and Pray's
from Penny and family
October 9, 2012
I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
with all of my love
cuz cynthea ruggs/jones
October 8, 2012
We Love You Dad,
Always in my heart never forgotten, the times we had will aways be. Rest In Peace.
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