Charles "Chuck" Burghardt, Jr.

June 10, 1945 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 75)

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Chuck Burghardt, 75, born June 10, 1945, son of Charlie and Gladys, passed on from his adventurous, happy life on December 8, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Susan; his children, Marlena and Michael; three of his four brothers, George (Lien), Robert, and David Burghardt; his two sisters, Marie (David) Blakeslee Sr. and Deborah (Ralph) Vilardi; plus his nieces, nephews, and their families. He was preceded by his brother, James, this year, as well as his infant brother, Ernest.

Chuck was a devoted sports player, coach, and fan. You could find him at Yale Bowl rooting for his beloved Bulldogs, at UConn basketball games, on a baseball field, or on a golf course. He was an avid traveler, visiting all fifty states and several countries with his family. Chuck could be seen through the years walking uptown with his dogs, Stormy, Trouble, and Boo. One of his favorite things was to be with family and friends telling stories and jokes and just enjoying life.

The B.C. Bailey Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. The family has decided to celebrate Chuck's life and achievements at a later date when everyone who loved and cared about him can attend safely together. In lieu of flowers, please donate to: On The Team, Wallingford Department of Youth and Social Services, 6 Fairfield Blvd., Wallingford, CT, 06492. Chuck loved teaching and coaching kids so your donation will help athletes who need support to pursue their LOVE OF THE GAME! To leave a message of remembrance, please visit


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