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Waltraud Burgwinkel.

Waltraud BurgwinkelClinton - Waltraud "Wally" (Schmidt) Burgwinkel, 92, passed away peacefully in her residence on Sunday, November 23, 2014. She was born in Kirchenlamitz, Bavaria, Germany on May 15, 1922 to Johann & Elise (Gesell) Schmidt. She leaves her husband of 70 years, Arthur W. Burgwinkel; three sons, John A. Burgwinkel & wife Faith of Kaneohe, HI; David A. Burgwinkel & wife Roxann of Morgantown, PA; and Walter A. Burgwinkel of Clinton. She leaves 7 grandchildren, Justin K. Burgwinkel, Jeffrey K. Burgwinkel & wife Mina of Baton Rouge, LA; Jared W. Burgwinkel & wife Lisa of Wilmington, DE; Megan Pierce & husband David of Uledi, PA; David "Andy" Burgwinkel, Jr. & wife Julia of Kings Bay, GA; Lee Burgwinkel & wife Sondra of Kapolei, HI; Kelly Vuikadavu & husband Rabisi of Kaneohe, HI; and 6 great-grandchildren, Mia, Johnna and John Burgwinkel, Morgan Pierce, Kyra and Jax Vuikadavu; brother-in-law Edwin H. Burgwinkel & wife Evelyn of Clinton. She leaves her nephew Karl Schmidt & wife Mary Pat, and their two daughters, Kassandra and Julie Schmidt. She is preceded in death by her brother Walter J. Schmidt in 1991, and his wife Helen (Hatstat) Schmidt in 2012, and daughter-in-law Diane (Robinson) Burgwinkel in 2006. "Wally" attended local schools and was a graduate of the Clinton High School Class of 1940. She was a life member of the German Congregational Church in Clinton. While primarily devoting herself to raising her family as a homemaker, she proudly served her country during WWII while working at Fort Devens. "Wally" was an avid reader who also enjoyed crossword puzzles, Sudoku, quilting, and most of all, her flower gardens. Funeral services and burial will be held privately at Woodlawn Cemetery in Clinton under the direction of the Philbin-Comeau Funeral Home, 176 Water St., Clinton. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Waltraud Burgwinkel to Clinton Hospital Foundation-201 Highland St., Clinton, MA 01510. Online condolences may be placed at

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Title Annotation:Obits
Publication:Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)
Geographic Code:4EUGE
Date:Nov 26, 2014
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