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Date of Issue: March 04, 2009

Obituaries

Eleanor Ann Harger Burgess

Eleanor Ann Harger Burgess, 78, of Bradenton, died Feb. 10.

 Born in Chicago, Mrs. Burgess moved to Manatee County in 1990. She was a teacher in Rochester, N.Y., where she retired as supervising director of special instructional services. She graduated as class valedictorian from Washington Gardner High School, Albion, Mich., was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Albion College and received a master’s degree from Michigan State University. She was a member of Alpha XI Delta college fraternity and active in its local alumni association. She was a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association; the Clinical Certification Board; and the Council on Professional Standards in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She was an active member of AAUW Manatee County Branch, the Manatee Symphony Association and Roser Memorial Community Church, Anna Maria.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eleanor Harger Burgess Educational Scholarship of the Manatee County Branch AAUW, Scholarship Foundation, or the Eleanor Harger Burgess Research Fund of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation, 2200 Research Blvd. No. 105, Rockville MD 20850. Griffith-Cline Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Norman; sister Marilyn Steele and husband Tom of Bradenton; sisters-in-law Mary Lou Koester of Bradenton and Rochester, and Phyllis Parcells of Webster, N.Y.; six nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews; and two great-great nieces.

 

Spyros T. Chipain

Spyros T. Chipain, 84, of Holmes Beach, died Feb. 20.

Born in Athens, Greece, Mr. Chipain came to the United States at age 23. He was a retired entrepreneur and business owner.

Visitation at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. W., Bradenton, was Feb. 23. Services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at St. Barbara's Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Memorial donations made to the church on behalf of needy charities. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

He is survived by wife Dolores Pirillo; son Thomas and his wife Billie; daughter Aea Marc; brother-in-law Anthony Pirillo and his wife Constance; sister Jo Anna Boulourgiannis; and grandchildren Spyro, William and Christina Morrison.

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