Robert J. Burns

Date of Passing:

February 15, 2017

Burns, Robert J., ‘Bob’, 84, of Starbrook Drive, died peacefully on February 15, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Patricia Ann (Fahey) Burns.

Born in Providence, a son of the late John and Ethel (Thomas) Burns, he lived in Barrington since 1960.

Mr. Burns was the owner & operator of M. Burns Trucking Co. for 48 years before retiring in 2003.

Robert was a communicant of St. Luke Church and a member of the Rhode Island Red’s Heritage Society. He was a former youth hockey coach in East Providence and Barrington and a former Barrington Little League Coach.

Mr. Burns was a graduate of LaSalle Academy Class of 1950 and the University of Rhode Island Class of 1954. He was a United States Army Veteran.

Besides his wife of 57 years, he is survived by a daughter, Kelly A. Burns of Warwick; a son, Kevin R. Burns and his wife Louise of Barrington; a brother, Donald T. Burns of Smithfield and three grandchildren, Patrick, Michaela and Ainsley Burns. He was the brother of the late Joan Burns.

His funeral will be held on Monday February 20, 2017 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 be held in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

Calling hours are Sunday 3-6 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Bob’s memory to St. Luke Church, 108 Washington Road, Barrington, RI, 02806 would be deeply appreciated.

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