Edward Burchfield 1955 - 2021
Hampton - Edward L. Burchfield 65, of Hampton died Sunday evening January 24, 2021 at home with his family by his side. He was born in Magnolia, Arkansas on August 13, 1955 the son of the late Warren and Martha Ophalia (Dumas) Burchfield.
Edward served for twenty three years in the U. S. Navy Submarine Service before being discharged with the rank of TMC (SS). Ed was a member of the Pomfret Rod & Gun Club and a member of the Eastern CT Sportsman Club. Ed loved the town of Hampton, held several municipal offices and participated in many committees. He was a State of CT Fire Arms Instructor and enjoyed mentoring the young and old. Ed was always available to lend a helping hand to his friends and neighbors. He was a member of the US Submarine Veterans in Groton.
Ed was married to his wife of forty years, Claire (Renkiewicz) Burchfield who survives him. Besides his wife, he is survived by four brothers: Kenneth, Larry, William and Doyle Burchfield, one sister: Jane Swilley and her husband Johnny, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Kathleen and Joel Hiatt and nieces and nephews.
Ed loved the many dogs he raised over the years.
Funeral services will be private. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Eastern CT. Sportsman Club, P.O. Box 52, Ashford, CT 06278. Guillot Funeral Home of Taftville is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Norwich Bulletin from Jan. 27 to Jan. 29, 2021.