Eileen L. Burgess 57, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Born in Albany, NY on October 19, 1956, she was the daughter of the late G. LeRoy Burgess and Freida Van Steenburgh Burgess. She was a graduate of Ballston Spa High School, Syracuse University and received her Master’s Degree from Russell Sage College.
Eileen was a special education teacher at WSWHE BOCES for 30 years, retiring in 2010. She enjoyed attending many retired teachers luncheons. She also enjoyed her book club, gardening and her cats. Eileen and her husband Bill took many cruises together and were married on a cruise ship.
She was predeceased by her husband William Swietnicki and her sister, Kathryn “Boots” Mattison. Eileen is survived by her sister, Ann Barker and her husband James of Arlington, Vermont; nephews, Christopher Barker of Amsterdam and Stephen Mattison of Colchester, Vermont; niece, Gail Mattison Whitehouse of Burlington, Vermont; and many grand nephews and grand nieces.
Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, May 31 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday from 4-7pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saratoga County Special Olympics,c/o Special Olympics NY, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304 or Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Community Emergency Corp, Thompson Street, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.