Karl John Burgess of Aquinnah died on Tuesday, April 29, after a long illness. He was 78.

Karl was the husband of Patricia A. (Taylor) Burgess and the father of Patricia Lachance, Kerin Mase, Kristin Clarke and Kathleen Manning.

His memorial service will be held in Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James Church, 233 County street in New Bedford on Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m.

Donations may be made in his name to Hospice of MV, P.O. Box 1748, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis street, Boston, MA 02115.

Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 255 Independence Drive, Hyannis, MA 02601.

Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home, Edgartown Road in Oak Bluffs. Visit ccgfuneralhome.com for online guest book and information.