OAKVILLE — Mr. Lance Allen Burleigh, 49, of Oakville, passed away at the Waterbury Hospital Friday, April 26, 2013, after a brief illness.
Lance was born in Newport, R.I., Sept. 30, 1963, a son of Ann (Angel) Burleigh-Willey of Texas and the late Gerald Burleigh, II and had been a Thomaston resident prior to moving to Oakville. He was a graduate of Thomaston High School and Emmett O’Brien Regional Tech. School. He was a toolmaker working for various manufacturing companies. He was a member of the Waterbury Deep Sea Fishing Club, Inc. and passed down his passion for gardening and his love and knowledge of the outdoors with his children.
He leaves his fiancé, Kristi Peil of Oakville, a loving father to his children, Nicara Burleigh of New Haven, Justin Burleigh of Waterbury, Brandon Burleigh of Wolcott, and Bryn Burleigh of Oakville; a brother, Gerald Burleigh, III of Texas; two sisters, Cindy Casella of Thomaston and Bonnie Burleigh of Texas and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father and a brother, Mark Burleigh.
A celebration of his life will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. The Alderson Funeral Home of Naugatuck, 201 Meadow St. is assisting with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bryn Burleigh Education Fund c/o the Alderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 146, Naugatuck, CT 06770-0146.
For further information or to send an online condolence, visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.