Jeffrey C. Burgess
  • 20 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 18, 1983
  • Date of passing: Mar 25, 2004
Let the memory of Jeffrey be with us forever
Lance Cpl. Jeffery Burgess Clock – (September 2009) Plymouth’s Director of Community Resources, Dinah O’Brien, appeared before the Memorials Advisory Committee to seek approval for the placement of the Lance Cpl. Jeffrey Burgess Memorial Clock at the Cedarville Fire Station. Once the final recommendation from the Memorials Advisory Committee has been received, she reported, the Acting DPW Director will have the Town’s Construction Crew pour the foundation and run conduit to provide power to the clock. Ms. Arrighi noted that the family has been consulted and approves of the location, and, if all remains on schedule, the clock should be installed and fully functional before Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2009. (reprinted from the Enterprise, Plymouth, MA March 28, 2004) The sadness being felt throughout the community is shared across the country in California where Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger also ordered the flags lowered to honor Burgess, who was in the lead vehicle of a convoy when it ran over a mine and exploded near Baqubah, Iraq. Burgess, who was assigned to Marine support squadron stationed in Miramar, Calif., died from shrapnel wounds. Burgess is the son of Michelle (Ford) Shea, now of Sagamore Beach, and Scott Burgess of Plymouth. He grew up on Briggs Avenue in the Manomet section of Plymouth with his older siblings, Jennifer and Jason. His grandparents, Mary and Charles Ford lived nearby. Saturday, Mary Ford recalled her last message from her grandson. "I got an email from him this past week to remind me of his birthday," she said, "one of those 'Oh, by the way Gram, I'll be 21 this birthday." His birthday is in April. "We are going to miss him more than words can say," the grieving grandmother said as she prepared to return to Plymouth for the funeral. The family expects Burgess's body to be returned to Plymouth later this week from Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Burgess attended Manomet Elementary School, Plymouth Community Intermediate School and graduated in 2001 from Plymouth South High School where he was a percussionist in the band for four years. That is where he blended in as a quiet student with leadership qualities, principal Robert O'Shea said. And, that is where he stood out as a comic, always making sure his closeknit group of friends from the percussion line were having a good time and laughing, said Lauren Pullia, a former girlfriend

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