Gilbert R. Burger

Date of Passing:

September 3, 2021

Burger, Gilbert R., 89, of Lyman Street, Riverside, died peacefully on September 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of the late Marilyn (Whyatt) Burger.

Born in Providence, a son of the late August and Ethel (Newton) Burger, he lived in Riverside for 71 years.

Gilbert was a graduate of St. Andrew’s School, Barrington Class of 1950 and was active in their alumni association.

Mr. Burger was a carpenter for Local # 94 for 30 years before retiring in 1987.

Gilbert was a member of the Riverside Congregational Church where he was active in youth programs and was also a member of the Cove Haven Marina & Yacht Club. He enjoyed boating, fishing, gardening, nature, animals and spending time with his loving grandchildren and family.

Mr. Burger was a United States Marine Corps Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict.

He is survived by two daughters, Connie Lynn Bell of Riverside and Linda Anne Burger-Bettencourt of Riverside; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

His funeral will be private. Arrangements are by the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, Riverside.

Online Condolences


  1. For the past year or two, Gil would open his bedroom window most mornings and chat with me & my pup Sophia as we walked by. Speaking with him was always a bright spot in my day. He often spoke about how much he loved and enjoyed his family. Please accept my deepest condolences

  2. Was cutting your lawn on Saturday and I couldn’t believe how beautiful Grammy’s roses were and how many there were. Thank you for the reminder of what is truly beautiful and important. We love and miss you Pops, give Grammy a kiss from us all!

  3. Love you Papa! Miss you and Grammy so much! Xoxo ❤️

  4. Our deepest condolences to the family. Your neighbors Ed & Carol.

  5. A man we should all aspire to mirror. He always meant a lot to me as I was growing up in Riverside. Just an all round gentleman. My heart goes out to his family.

  6. Love and miss you so much, Papa. You are the best. I will always remember your laughter and how you always made everyone feel so special and loved. Love you forever & always. Xoxo ❤️

  7. Miss and love you papa. You truly my best friend and miss you terribly

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