William H. Burland III, loving husband of Mary Burland, joined our heavenly father on July 9, 2011 in the comfort of his family’s embrace. He was born in New Haven CT on July 12, 1927 and was a long-time resident of North Haven and parishioner at St. Barnabas Church. He graduated from Georgetown University, Washington DC with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. A veteran of the U.S. Army he went on to work for the FBI in Washington, DC. He returned to Connecticut and enjoyed a 30 year career with The Southern New England Telephone Company. His greatest joy were his 10 grandchildren Kelly, William, Katie, Thomas, Catherine, John, Elizabeth, Helen, Patrick, Christina and his great granddaughter Ava Goldenberg. He was pre-deceased by his parents William Henry Burland Jr. and Maria Loretta Offutt, his sisters Margaret Keach, Mary Auray, Ann Nagel, and his grandson, William Henry Burland V. He is survived by his wife Mary Alice Burland, his sister Marie Loretta Tallon, and his three sons – William H. Burland IV and his wife Lisa, Thomas Burland and his wife Helen, and Brian Burland and his wife Johanna.
His funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Tuesday morning at 10:30. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Barnabas Church at 11:00. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Monday (TODAY) from 6 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Catherine’s Academy, 760 Tahmore Drive, Fairfield CT 06825.