William T. Burleigh
William T. Burleigh, 94, of Plattsburgh, passed away at the UVM Health Network, CVPH on Oct. 8, 2019. William was born in Pasadena, Calif., April 26, 1925, son of Capt. Andrew L. Burleigh USN and Marion Meader.
William was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Esther Parrotte in 2011. William is survived by his two sons and two daughters, David and Carol (Dominy), Judy and Donald Cosgro, of Plattsburgh, Cindy and Gary Archanbeault of Pilot Point, Texas, and Michael of Ticonderoga, and his sister, Claire Stapleton of Whiting, N.J., as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
As a youth, William enjoyed seeing the world, at various naval stations where his father was stationed, including China, the Philippines, and Panama Canal Zone.
William enlisted in the Navy in 1944, serving as a signalman on the USS SANCTUARY Hospital Ship. The ship and crew members assisted in evacuating former POW's from Nagasaki, Japan. After an honorable discharge, he entered New York University, earning a degree in Accounting. He returned home to Plattsburgh and worked in various local firms as an accountant and controller.
The family would like to extend our thanks to the hospital staff on the 4th and 5th floor for the great care they provided.
At William's request, there are no calling hours. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, October 12th, at St. John the Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. Burial will be private at the family plot at Mt. Carmel Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Heald Funeral Home, 48 Court street, Plattsburgh.
To light a memorial candle or leave an online condolence please visit www.healdfuneralhomeinc.com
Published on October 9, 2019


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Marla Rodriguez
Oct 11, 2019
It’s with a deep sense of loss that I read of Mr. Burleigh’s passing. I recall him being a gracious host while visiting with Michael this past Summer. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers with your family.