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Georgina Burton

Georgina D. Burton

Wednesday, October 9th, 1935 - Friday, February 14th, 2020
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Obituary

Georgina (Gina) Dodd Burton, 84, most recently of Pleasantville, NY, passed away peacefully on February 14, 2020, due to complications from Lewy Body Dementia. She is survived by her children, Pamela Burton Moore (Steve) of Chapel Hill, NC, Gregory Burton (Erin) of Rosendale, NY and Antony Burton (Jacqueline) of Pleasantville, NY, as well as her grandsons, Connor, Ryan and Jacob. Gina was a loving and dedicated mother first and foremost. She adored and embraced every moment with her children and loved her role as “Gigi” to her grandsons. She also cherished her many friendships, some which lasted more than 50 years.

Gina was born on October 9, 1935, in Manchester, England to Albert and Betty Dodd. She studied ballet, tap, and ballroom at the Royal Academy of Dance. Gina and her dance partner won the British Junior Ballroom Championship at the Blackpool Dance Festival and represented the United Kingdom in several international ballroom competitions. They demonstrated throughout Great Britain, including London’s Royal Albert Hall and The Earls Court Arena.

Gina received her degree with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and began teaching ballroom as well as judging competitions in England and Ireland. Gina then immigrated to the United States with her parents in 1957 and continued her teaching career in Toronto, Canada, Albany, NY and Madison, WI. It was in Albany that she met Jack Burton, to whom she was married for 20 years.

Gina then went on to teach ballet at William Woods College, The Bedford Central School District and the Westchester Performing Arts Group. Her passion for dance and theater led her to choreograph for college and community theatre productions. In Westchester County, her credits include: “Oklahoma” and “The Sound of Music” for the Jay Players; “Celebration”, “The Fantasticks” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” for Chappaqua Summer Theatre, as well as “The Robber Bridegroom” for the Saw Mill Summer Theatre.

Gina’s second career as a NYC tour guide came from her passion for the City, its history and culture that she loved to share with people visiting from around the world. After years with Shortline Tour Company, Gina became a highly sought-after independent guide working with many private and international companies.

Gina took every opportunity to attend the theater, films, ballets, operas, and museums. She was also a longtime, loyal member of the Jacob Burns Film Center and for several years Gina was awarded the “Top 100 Ticket Buyer” given to their most frequent filmgoers. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.

The family has decided to postpone Georgina's Memorial services Due to health precautions. A service will take place at a later date.

Donations in Gina’s memory can be made to the Jacob Burns Film Center https://shop.burnsfilmcenter.org/donate/i/1
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, March 28th, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, March 28th, 2020
    Location
    Beecher Flooks Funeral Home
    Address
    418 Bedford Road
    PLEASANTVILLE, NY 10570
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    Notes
    The family has decided to postpone Georgina's Memorial services Due to health precautions. A service will take place at a later date.
The family has decided to postpone Georgina's Memorial services Due to health precautions. A service will take place at a later date.

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