Richard P. Burroughs

September 22, 1936 - September 5, 2022

U.S. Veteran

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Obituaries » Richard P. Burroughs

Richard Philo Burroughs, age 85, of Newbury and Woodstock, Vermont died at home in the early hours of September 5, 2022. Richard was born September 22, 1936 to Rex and Alice (Ricker) Burroughs, at home in Newbury. He met his future wife of 64 years, Shirley Ruth Thompson, in high school. They were married on July 6, 1958, in the West Newbury Church. At 17, he joined the army where he pretended to shave a still forming beard for several years. Richard is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and extended family. The funeral was held on Saturday, September 10, 2022  at the West Newbury Congregational Church, West Newbury, VT, interment followed at Town House Cemetery. For more information or to offer an online condolence, please visit Ricker Funeral Home & Cremation Care of Woodsville is in charge of arrangements.

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