Alice A. Burlett

LAKE LUZERNE -- Alice A. Burlett, age 90, of Bay Road, died peacefully, in her sleep Saturday evening, Dec. 19, 2009, at her home with her loving family at her side.

Born on Feb. 26, 1919, in Warrensburg, she was the daughter of Purl and Martha (Hastings) Banker.

She attended schools in Lake George and graduated as salutatorian from Hadley Luzerne High School.

Alice married Earl "Jimmy" Burlett on Nov. 1, 1939, at the Methodist Parsonage in Lake Luzerne. Mr. Burlett died on Jan. 30, 2006, following 66 years of marriage.

She was employed as a clerk at the Village Store in Lake Luzerne as well as Frank's Market, the Hitching Post and Stone‘s Pharmacy prior to her retirement in 1981.

Alice was a longtime member of the Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church and faithful volunteer at the church food pantry and thrift shop. She and her husband, Earl received the JCPenney Golden Rule Award for exceptional volunteer services to their community in 1991, through Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the William J. Varney American Legion Post No. 862 Auxiliary. She volunteered at the VA Medical Center in Albany for several years, baking cookies, assisting with bingo, lending a hand whenever needed and had received an appreciation award for her valued work there.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing and visiting with her friends. Her family was very important to her. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren especially Emily and Aaron.

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She was predeceased by her parents, her loving husband, Earl "Jimmy" Burlett; two special aunts, Harriet Hastings and Mabel Hastings Gray.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Mancini of Lake Luzerne and Gail Pitkin of Hudson Falls; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Fran Hayes and Dorothy Westcott; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Monday, Dec. 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brewer Funeral Home, Inc., 24 Church St., Lake Luzerne.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church, 7 Bridge St., Lake Luzerne with her friend the Rev. Flossie Gage-Bates officiating. Burial will be in Corinth Rural Cemetery, Corinth.

Family and friends are invited to gather in the Jeffers Memorial Room of Rockwell Falls Presbyterian Church for the fellowship following the interment.

Alice's family would like to thank all of the nurses, caregivers and volunteers, especially Jean Yberg, Carol Thomas and Flossie Bates from High Peaks Hospice who have helped to care for their mother and grandmother during her illness.

Contributions in Alice's memory may be directed to the Powers/Maxfield Community Food Pantry, 69 Bay Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.

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