In Memory of Patricia “Patti” Burlingame

March 20, 1951 - May 5, 2019

Resided in Utica, NY


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Patricia “Patti” Burlingame, 68, of Utica, passed away peacefully, May 5, 2019 at University Medical Center, Syracuse, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

She was born March 20, 1951 in New Hartford, daughter of the late George and Florence Anderson Ford. She married ElDon W. Burlingame, Jr. on May 7, 1969 in Utica.

Patti worked for a number of years in the Aviation industry.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Church, North Utica.

Patti enjoyed crocheting, camping, the outdoors and reading. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her family. Patti was a beautiful person with a free spirit. She was the rock of her family and her spirit will live on in them.

She is survived by husband, ElDon, Jr.; her children Tricia (Karl) Jones of New Hartford, Sean Burlingame and fiancée Nicole Scouten of Rome, Candace Burlingame and special friend Steven Melnick of NC, Aaron Burlingame of New Hartford and her special baby girl Ashley Burlingame at home; her grandchildren Dawson, Sierra, Brian (Fuzzy), Leland, Lauren and Elise; her sister Candy Ford (Jim) of FL, her brother Mitchell (Lori) Ford, of New Hartford, and she was especially close to and thought of her like a sister Judy (Bear) Parry and Robert, of Schuyler; a sister in law Donna (Dean) Springstead; her cousins especially Joanne Cucci, and her nieces and nephews especially Lisa and Jeff Getti and Chris and Katy Ford. She also leaves very special friends Sue Valente and Denise Bass; her many aviation friends and her special pets Lucy and Jazzy.

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to all of the doctors and nurses at University Medical Center and to Edwards Ambulance and the transport nurse Andre for all of their care for Patti.

Calling hours will be held on Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. A funeral service will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will be in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, Waterville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

She will live the spirits of her family, she is free to fly like a butterfly. She is now the wind beneath our wings.