March 14, 1951 - May 21, 2021
Gary Paul Burda, 70 of Tiverton, RI formerly of Hatfield, MA passed away on Friday May 21, 2021 doing what he loved most, fishing on the ocean. Gary was born at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA on March 14, 1951 to the late John and Pauline (Prystupa) Burda of Hatfield, MA. Gary was also predeceased by his beloved aunt Helen Burda and Uncle Gilbert Burda both of Hatfield, MA. Gary leaves behind his beloved childhood sweetheart and long-time partner Carol Flynn Veronneau of Tiverton, RI. He also leaves behind Carol’s three children: Christine Basil and her husband Jason of Baldwinville, MA, Michael Veronneau of Waterbury, CT, and Patrick Veronneau and his wife Lauren of Wallingford, CT. Gary treasured the time he spent in Rhode Island with Carol’s grandchildren: Sophia, Olivia, Matthew, Madison, Luke, Cole and Lillian. They will forever remember the fun they had at the beach, taking rides on the boat, and going for ice cream. Gary loved the outdoors. Before his retirement, you would find Gary on the slopes of Stratton Mountain working as a ski instructor. Skiing was one of his passions and something he enjoyed all throughout his life. During the spring, summer and fall, Gary would be on his beloved boat fishing for stripers off Sakonnet Point, RI or on the waters of Cape Cod. He also loved fishing the Brewster Flats of Cape Cod. Gary was known for loving a good cup of coffee from Coastal Roasters in Tiverton, RI or Uncle Jon’s in Mattaspoisett, MA. Gary was a kind and gentle man who loved seeing those he loved happy. In lieu of flowers or donations, Carol asks that we all spend some time with the ones we love and cherish the things we love most. Burial will be private for family and close friends at a future date. DROZDAL FUNERAL HOME OF NORTHAMPTON has been entrusted with his services.
Gary Paul Burda, 70 of Tiverton, RI formerly of Hatfield, MA passed away on Friday May 21, 2021 doing what he loved most, fishing on the ocean. Gary was born at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, MA on March 14, 1951 to the late John... View Obituary & Service Information
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