Robert F. Burns

July 23, 2022

Robert F. Burns
U.S. Veteran

US Army

Korean Conflict

Robert F. Burns – of Woburn, died peacefully, Saturday, July 23rd at the age of ninety. Devoted Husband of 65 years to the late Marie L. (O’ Connell) Burns. Beloved father of Robert F. Burns Jr, his wife Corinne of Chelmsford, David Burns, his wife Kathleen of Northborough and the late Ann Marie Burns. Cherished “Papa” of Alison, Ryan and his wife Kathryn, Kaleigh, her husband Junki Ogawa, Gregory and Sean and great-grandfather of Ellie, Jack and Henry. Dear brother of Sr. Dorothy Burns and the late John Burns, Theresa Lennon, Mary Burns, Alice Lynch, Paul Burns, Edward Burns, and Arthur Burns. Robert is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 27th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

Robert F. Burns – of Woburn, died peacefully, Saturday, July 23rd at the age of ninety. He was the devoted husband of 65 years to the late Marie L. (O’ Connell) Burns.

Born in Boston and raised in Somerville, Bob was a son of the late John H. and Margaret (Murphy) Burns. He was a graduate of Somerville High School. In 1953, Bob enlisted in the US Army, where he served his country proudly during the Korean Conflict until being honorably discharged in 1955.  He continued to serve in the National Guard.

In 1954, on leave from the Army, Bob married his longtime love Marie whom he met at a popular Malt Shop in Somerville. They later settled in Woburn where they raised their family and remained for all these years.

For over 45 years, Bob worked as a cable leader for Boston Edison until his retirement. He was a hard worker throughout his life and always gave his best.

Bob was a positive, easy going, strong and thoughtful man who would do anything to help someone in need. He was the “Ambassador” of his neighborhood and the first to greet a new arrival. He will be greatly missed!

Beloved father of Robert F. Burns Jr, his wife Corinne of Chelmsford, David Burns, his wife Kathleen of Northborough and the late Ann Marie Burns. Cherished “Papa” of Alison, Ryan and his wife Kathryn, Kaleigh, her husband Junki Ogawa, Gregory, Sean and fiancé Shannon Connelly, great-grandfather of Ellie, Jack and Henry. Dear brother of Sr. Dorothy Burns and the late John Burns, Theresa Lennon, Mary Burns, Alice Lynch, Paul Burns, Edward Burns, and Arthur Burns. Robert is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 27th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Wednesday, July 27th at 10 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

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  1. I remember those days when I would go with my father-in-law (John) to meet his brothers, Bob and Archie for coffee and donuts at Archie’s place in Somerville. The stories I heard along with “colorful” conversations was so enjoyable to be around. Just to be able to share those moments with those three was a highlight for me, not to mention the coffee and donuts. Uncle Bob, you are a truly special person that will be sadly missed by all who remain behind. When God makes that special call to us we know from that point on that we will forever be blessed in the kingdom of heaven with him and those who have been called before us. Although we remain somber of your passing, we feel comfort in knowing that you are blessed to be joined with your loving wife and daughter forever and ever. Until we meet again. Love you.

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