Patricia A. Burns

Date of Passing:

February 28, 2024

Burns, Patricia A. (Fahey), 86, formerly of Starbrook Drive, Barrington, died peacefully on February 28, 2024 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Burns.

Born in Providence, a daughter of the late George and Albertine (Dill) Fahey, she lived in Barrington from 1960 to 2017 and wintered with her late husband in St. Augustine, FL.

Mrs. Burns was employed by the George Hail Public Library, Warren and the Barrington Public Library before retiring in 2003.

Patricia was a communicant and Eucharistic Minister of St. Luke Church. She enjoyed reading, gardening, loved her cats and dogs and spending time with her loving grandchildren.

She is survived by a daughter, Kelly A. Burns of Warwick; a son, Kevin R. Burns and his wife Louise of Barrington; three grandchildren, Patrick, Michaela and Ainsley Burns and several nieces and nephews. She was a sister of the late George, Eugene, Francis, Paul and Richard Fahey.

Her Funeral will be held on Tuesday March 5, 2024 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 8:45 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, East Providence.

Calling Hours are Monday 5-7 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Patricia’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter, 245 Waterman Avenue, Suite 306, Providence, RI, 02906 would be deeply appreciated.

Online Condolences


  1. Kelly and Kevin- sorry to hear the news about your mom. Helen and I’s thoughts are with you. Dominic

  2. Kelly and Kevin, sending condolences and prayers to you and your family. I have many happy memories of your mother and our years on Starbrook Drive, as well as years later at the Barrington Library with my own kids. May she rest in peace.

  3. Kelly, although I never met your mom, I feel like I knew her through the stories you shared. I’m so sad for your loss and wish you all strength during this time of grieving. My deepest sympathy – Jorge

  4. Kelly and Kevin, such great memories as kids. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jerry and family

  5. Kelly – truly sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in all of your fondest memories. Condolences to you and your family and friends.

  6. Kevin and Kelly I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I think of your dad often and I wish both of you comfort during this sad time.

  7. Kevin and Kelly, you are both in our thoughts and prayers. I hope a long lifetime of beautiful memories can console you both during this difficult time. I am smiling now, thinking of one of our weekend road trips to your parents home from LeMoyne. It snowed overnight, the next morning we had to go walk Moses in the snow. He made an interesting snow print in the fresh snow down the street. We told your mom and she was in tears😎.
    Beautiful woman with an even more beautiful heart ❤️

  8. Kevin, I’m sure your mother was wonderful! No matter how old we get, it’s always difficult losing a parent. Sending all of your family our deepest condolences. May your mom be at rest.
    Martha & Steven, family

  9. Kelly,our sympathy to you and your familyon the passing of your mom.We always enjoyed being with her in Florida.I am sure she went straight to heaven. Ron and Marilyn

  10. My deepest sympathy to all!! May all the special things about your Mom live on inside your hearts forever. You are in my prayers.

  11. Kelly and family, Gary & I are very sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a lovely lady and we enjoyed all the time we spent with her and your dad. We send condolences and prayers.

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