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Gertrude Burdick, 75, Orleans

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Gertrude Burdick, 75, Orleans


Gertrude G. Burdick, 75, died Thursday evening November 5, 2020, in Burlington, Vermont.

She was born on June 27, 1945, in Orleans to Leonard and Rose (Phenix) Lussier.

Gert was a graduate of Orleans High School class of 1963. After graduation, she moved to St. Johnsbury and worked for St. Johnsbury Trucking were she made lifelong friends. She also worked for many years for The Marcotte Insurance Agency and Jones Memorial Library.

Gert married Lawrence Burdick on January 12, 1974.

Gert was an avid reader and enjoyed knitting and crocheting. If you walked by her house on a summer night you may hear her cheering on her beloved Chicago Cubs. Gert was happiest when she was surrounded by her family-they were her world. She loved being a mother and a grandmother.

She is survived by her husband Lawrence Burdick, of Orleans, by her children, Charity Burdick-Smith, of Orleans and Michael Burdick and wife Beth, of Burlington, by her granddaughters, Sophie, Celia and Sidney Burdick. She is also survived by her siblings, Richard Lussier and his wife Janet of Coventry, Gerard Lussier of Manchester, NH and Patricia Dunham and her husband Leslie of Groveton, NH.

She was predeceased by her parents Leonard and Rose Lussier, and her siblings, Jean Paul Lussier, Marcel Lussier, Shirley Cady, Terry Lussier and Larry Lussier, as well as her son-in-law, Francis Smith.

Graveside services will be held in St. Theresa’s Cemetery in Barton on Thursday November 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Vermont’s Camp Ta Kum Ta

( and the Halo Foundation (

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ducharme Funeral Home Inc.


Ducharme Funeral Home


Nov. 5, 2020


Nancy Remsen

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Ducharme Funeral Home, “Gertrude Burdick, 75, Orleans,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed July 13, 2024,