TAUNTON – Anthony J. Burgess, husband of the late Agnes (Costa) Burgess, died at his Taunton home on Nov. 5, 2014. He was 90 years old. Born in Taunton, he was the son of the late John and Maria (Rodrigues) Burgess. A lifelong Taunton resident and 1942 graduate of Taunton High School, he served in the Army Air Corp during WWII with the 9th Air Corp, 354th Fighter Group as a crash crew member. He served in Scotland, France, England, Luxemburg and Germany during the war. Upon his discharge in 1945, he received five Battle Stars, Good Conduct Medal, the Presidential Citation and the Soldiers Medal of heroism after rescuing a pilot from a burning plane. From 1946 to 1978, Tony owned and operated the Raynham Supermarket and was later employed by the State of Massachusetts as a dairy inspector for the Department of Agriculture. He retired in 1995. A charter member of the Raynham American Legion, he was instrumental in getting the Raynham Little Baseball League started. Tony enjoyed gardening, traveling, listening to music and most of all, spending time with his family. Survivors include three sons, Anthony J. Burgess and his wife Susan of Raynham, David A. Burgess and his wife Blanche of East Taunton and Richard C. Burgess of Taunton; three daughters, Marian F. Morgis and her husband Michael of Raynham, Amy L. King and her companion Peter Neufell of GA and Christine A. DePaula and her husband Lawrence of Taunton; seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late John and George Burgess, Mary Costa and Elizabeth Medeiros. His funeral will be held from the Silva Funeral Home, 80 Broadway, Taunton on Monday, Nov. 10th at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at St. Anthony Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Calling Hours will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, Nov. 9th from 4 to 7 p.m. www.silvafuneralhome.com.

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