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Muriel DePowel Burgun

Posted By Hall-Wynne On April 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

Muriel DePowel Burgun, 88, passed away peacefully at her home on April 1, 2013, in Pittsboro, NC. She was born on December 13, 1924 in Newark, NJ. She graduated from Marymont College in Terrytown, NY. She was a librarian at Pleasantville Public Library in Pleasantville, NY. She was also a docent at Washington Irving’s house, Sleepy Hollow Restorations, in Irvington, NY. Muriel was a faithful member of the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church in Pleasantville, NY, serving as an elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher, singing in the choir, and Director of Christian Education in the Presbytery. She and her husband, Joseph, loved travelling all over the world. She had a great love for animals and rescued many dogs and cats over the years.

Preceding her in death are her father and mother, Anthony DePowel and Myrtle Bungard DePowel; son, Douglas Armand Burgun; daughter, Nancy Sue Burgun; sister, Evelyn DePowel Keeley; and brother, Robert William DePowel.

Muriel is survived by her husband of 67 years, Joseph Armand Burgun; son, Bruce Eric Burgun and wife, Kate Fagan Burgun; grandson, Keith Douglas Burgun; granddaughter, Ashley Burgun; niece, Donna Keeley Thore and husband Thomas Andrew Thore, Jr.
A special thanks to dear friends Dick & Ruthie Flannery for all their love and support.

A “Celebration of Life” service will be held at 11:00AM, Saturday, April 6th 2013, in the auditorium at Galloway Ridge Fearrington Village, Pittsboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Galloway Ridge Charitable Foundation, 3000 Galloway Ridge, Pittsboro, NC, 27312, or to the Chatham Animal Rescue Care, P.O. Box 610, Pittsboro, NC 27312.

Condolences for the family of “Muriel DePowel Burgun”

Condolence from Judy Thorpe on June 2nd, 2013 12:00 am

Few things in life will ever affect us more deeply than the death of a loved one. Afterwards, you may have to be contending with a range of emotions that you never before experienced. Death affects each person differently. Indeed, the Bible says that “each one” has “his own plague & his own pain.”2 Chron. 6:29 Crying is not a sign of weakness. Even such strong men as Abraham, Joseph, David, & Jesus shed tears when they were grieving.- Gen. 23:2; Gen. 50:1; 2 Samuel 1:11,12; Samuel 18:33; John 11:35. Grief can be like waves that crashed ashore at unexpected moments. This is normal—even if it occurs years after your loved ones death. Don’t hold back the tears! Crying helps ease the pain of grief. People grief in different ways. The important thing is this: If you feel tears welling up, realize that it may be “ A time to weep” Ecc. 3:4

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