November 13, 1943 - October 28, 2021
Carlton G. (“Tony”) Burille, age 78, beloved husband and father, singer, musician and poet, passed away suddenly at home on 10-28-21 in Windsor, CA. He was born 11-13-43 in Lincoln, NE to Ruth Martin Burille and Carl Burille. Tony spent his childhood in Nevada City, CA; he attended Nevada City Elementary and Nevada Union HS. He moved to San Francisco for San Francisco State (Now CSUSF), and attained his BA in Music, and MA in Speech Communication. He married Linda White on 12-19-70. Tony had a wonderful tenor voice. He sang/soloed with church choirs in SF, was a soloist with Linda at Piedmont Community Church, and he toured with the John Biggs Consort. They lived in SF for 6 years, then Linda was transferred to Eureka. While in Eureka he taught at College of the Redwoods. In 1979 Linda transferred to Santa Rosa; their son Paul was born in 1986. They moved to Windsor in 1989. Linda & Tony sang together as part of The Festival Consort, and toured on the Community Concert series. Tony worked at The Squire in Coddingtown until laryngeal cancer and a laryngectomy forced a new career in 2004; he worked with the clients of Goodwill Industries and Becoming Independent until his retirement. His new voice became his poetry, which he shared with many. He was predec’d by parents Carl Burille & Ruth Martin, half-sisters Kathleen Keenan and Rosemary Keenan Sowell, and son David Burille. He is survived by wife of 50 years Linda, and son Paul (Christine) of Newtown, PA. Memorial service to be held on Saturday, March 5 at 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Church of the Roses, 2500 Patio Ct., SR. Mortuary services provided by Windsor Healdsburg Mortuary. Donations may be made to Presbyterian Church of the Roses, or a charity of your choice.
Carlton G. (“Tony”) Burille, age 78, beloved husband and father, singer, musician and poet, passed away suddenly at home on 10-28-21 in Windsor, CA. He was born 11-13-43 in Lincoln, NE to Ruth Martin Burille and Carl Burille.... View Obituary & Service Information
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