Burton A. Jenkins


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Andover - Burton A. Jenkins, 97 a lifelong resident of Andover, passed away peacefully at home on January 7th.
He was the son of the late John A. and Alice Holt Jenkins. He graduated from Punchard High School in 1941.
Burton was married to Andover native Barbara Jean Davis Jenkins for nearly 58 years. He served in WWII in the army Company 254th Infantry Regiment 63rd Division. He also served as President of the Andover Service Club in 1960.
After the war Burton owned and operated Walnuthurst Dairy followed by owning and operating Andover Cedar Fence Products. He also worked 22 years for the Town of Andover in the water department, retiring in March of 1999.
Burton was survived by his daughter Gail Jenkins Vaccaro of Harrisburg, NC, son Richard Davis Jenkins of Waynesville, NC, grandsons Michael S. Vaccaro and Joey B. Vaccaro of Charlotte, NC, four great grandchildren, Ella, Andrew, Nolan and Camryn Vaccaro and brother-in-law, Lucien Archambault of Gloucester, MA. Burton was predeceased by his wife Jean Jenkins, two sisters Eleanor Jenkins and Elizabeth J. Wright, son-in-law Sal Vaccaro, daughter-in-law Joni Hensley and sister-in-law, Joan D. Archambault. He leaves several nephews and nieces.
The family would like to thank Novant Hospital Hospice for the care that was given to Burton.

Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Conte Funeral Home, 28 Florence Street, Andover, MA. Burial will be private. For online condolences please visit www.contefuneralhomes.com In lieu of flowers please make donations to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation at Novanthealth.org/giving.
Published on January 17, 2019
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