PROSPECT — Burton Lloyd Conway, 71, passed away at home on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, surrounded by the love of his family after a valiant battle with cancer. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Capece) Conway. Burton was born on March 30, 1951, to the late Dorothy (Boyle) and Lloyd Conway.
Pat and Burt were married 50 wonderful years and were blessed with daughters Melissa and Jessica. Burt held many positions in his lifetime, ultimately purchasing agent was his favorite position. After retiring from Torrco in 2017, he took a part-time position at Auto Zone where he continued to make friends as he did wherever he went. He and Pat played cards with a group of close friends and family for almost 50 years.
Burt was an avid Giant and Yankees fan; he really enjoyed the rivalry with his Red Sox fan friends. Since his teenage years, he played guitar and was always looking for a new one to add to his collection. He loved his weekly golf game and although he found his love for it later in life he was always striving to improve. He devoted many hours to perfecting his aquarium and keeping his fish happy and healthy.
Another new hobby was his love of birds and watching them enjoy his numerous bird feeders. You could always find him with a crossword puzzle in hand, even when ill in the hospital.
Burt was always the one to call when a project needed to be done. Always the handyman, he loved to do home improvements for not only his home but for family and friends.
He was very proud of his six years spent serving in the National Guard. More than anything Burt loved spending time with his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. By far his favorite roles in life were Pat’s soul mate, Melissa and Jessica’s Dad and Papa, to his adored grandchildren Gianna and Luca.
Left to cherish his love and memory, besides his loving wife Pat, are his daughters, Melissa and husband Gerry McLean of Naugatuck, and Jessica and husband Nick Thompson of Waterbury; and grandchildren, Gianna and Luca McLean. Burt is also survived by his sisters, Maria Cardinal (Francis) of Prospect, and Margaret Garbatini. Burt also leaves many close friends.
Visitation was to be 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, at Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home, 122 Waterbury Road in Prospect. A Mass of Christian Burial was to be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, directly at St. Anthony Church, 4 Union City Road, in Prospect. Army military honors were to be rendered at the church following Mass.
The Conway family would like to thank the staff of VITAS Hospice for their compassionate care, particularly Sabina, Alison and Bethany.
Prospect Memorial/The Palmerie Family Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Conway family. Please share a favorite memory, photo or words of comfort for Burt’s family on the funeral home website at prospectmemorial.com on his tribute wall.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated to a charity of your choice.