Richard C. Burgess

WATERVILLE – Our beloved Richard C. Burgess of Waterville passed away on Dec. 22, 2021 after a battle with COPD. He was born in Waterville on Sept. 14, 1949 to Dick Burgess and Joan Oliver.He grew up in Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School. He began a boxing career and successfully became a Golden Glove boxer. In the early ’90s he got together with Peter Lint and Luc Beaulieu to form a very successful race team (BLB Racing), winning several championships at Unity. We have so many wonderful memories of the 34 car. He was idolized by so many during his boxing and racing career.He loved being with his family, watching his son Ricky race, and spending a lot of his time with his grandchildren. Rick made many friends throughout his life and many were lifelong friends including Pete Silva, Kenny Lachance, and Skip Conner.Rick is survived by his wife, Dany. His four children, Ricky Burgess Jr, Kelly Lee and her husband T.J.; Laurie Rogers; and Buster Paquet. His grandchildren; Ashton, Alexa, Raegan, Abby, and Hailey. His siblings; Jean Gallant and her husband Bob; and Wayne LaCroix. Nieces, nephews, many cousins, his special aunt Joyce; and his dog, Bo.He was predeceased by his sisters; Faith Doucette; and Copey Burgess; his brothers Danny Burgess; Rob Lewis; and his cousin (whom he considered a brother) Butch Burgess.A celebration of life is being planned for the spring at Unity Raceway. A date and time will be announced in the upcoming months.

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