The Society of the Hawley Family extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Burton Hawley. He was predeceased by two brothers, Alton and Edward Pratt Hawley.
NEW HARTFORD – Burton Hawley, 91, beloved husband of Virginia (Burdick) Hawley, passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2012. He was born on Dec. 29, 1920 in Tolland, Massachusetts. To Burton E. Hawley and Henrietta Pratt. Burt was a resident of Winsted, and New Hartford.
During WWII, he served in the U.S. Army Air Force 409th Bombardment Group stationed in Little Walden, England. He flew 56 missions in the A20 and A26 as a Turret Gunner in the European Theater, including Normandy on D-Day. Sgt. Burton Hawley was honorably discharged in 1945 when he resumed his employment at the Gilbert Clock Shop. He later retired from the USDA in 1982. Burt, known as “Poppie” by his grandchildren, loved his family dearly. He was an avid gardener, had a witty sense of humor, and was known for his unending jingles.
Burt is survived by his wife, Virginia, of 66 years, daughter Patricia (husband Robert) Mallory, sons Donald (wife Marilyn), Richard (wife Dottie), Mark (wife Mae), and sister Elisabeth (husband Lloyd) Erickson, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is predeceased by son Burton Hawley. Funeral services will be held on Sept. 4, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 30 Prospect Street in New Hartford, CT. There will be no calling hours. Montano Shea Funeral Home, New Hartford, will be in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Visit an online guestbook at Montano-shea.com.