John Burns

John Burns

Tuesday, August 13th, 1957 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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John Charles Burns


John Charles Burns, 62, died April 15, 2020 at a Bangor hospital. He was born August 13, 1957 in Norwood, MA the son of the late John and Mary (Riley) Burns.
He was a graduate of Deham High School in Dedham, MA. He worked a career in electronics , most recently working as a service technician for Kyocera. He enjoyed cooking, as well as playing guitar with friends. He attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lubec, and was a friend of Bill W.
He is survived by his wife of 24 years Kathleen (Rossman) Burns ; 3 step-children David Chauvin and Jane Crowley of Webster, MA, Amy and Paul Dufresne of Dudley, MA , and Peggy Sansevero and Jim Gonsalves of E. Hartford,CT; grandchildren- Victoria, Elizabeth, Dylan, and Ryan ; three sisters- Shelia Magliaro and husband Allen of Milford, MA , Patricia Hernandez of MIlford ,MA , and Eileen Burns of Boston, MA ; a brother-in-law Pete Meloski of Medway, MA; sister-in-law Stephanie Cary of Greenville,NH, and sister-in-law Barbara Krajcik and her husband Larry of Oxford, MA ;many nieces, nephews, and cousins, as well as too many close friends to list. He considered all of them to be his best friends.
In addition to his parents , he was predeceased by a sister Deirdre Meloski.
Due to Covid19 restrictions a private mass was held at the Sacred Heart Church in Lubec, with burial in Greenfield Cemetery, Lubec. Those wishing to make donations in John's memory may do so to Arise Addiction Recovery, PO Box 353 Machias, ME 04654.
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Steven & Angela Glorieux

Posted at 07:06am
Kathy - Angie & I are so deeply sadden for your loss which was compounded by the very difficult phone call you had to make to tell us. My heart aches at the loss of a distant but very dear old friend John was to me. Growing up with John though our wild teen years was a pleasure I would repeat again and again. The spur of the moment road trips we took that led us through up-state New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York are memories I will never forget. Especially the time his car seized up on us in Troy, New York and we had to hitch-hike home to Dedham. We all had our “up” and “downs” but John was always there to help. The last time I really spent time with him was just before joining the Air Force and from there we scattered to the winds only to reconnect in 2001. Our sincerest condolences. May the memories of John make you smile over the years to come.

KB Posted at 02:54am

Thanks for sharing these memories.

Chris Pierce

Posted at 05:53pm
Kathy our thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time.
Christopher Pierce and Christian Trejo

KB Posted at 07:57pm

Thank you.

Jason Burns

Posted at 08:56am
Please accept my deepest sympathy. John was a great addition to our service department and a great team player. I wish you strength and peace during these difficult times.

Jason Burns

KB Posted at 07:57pm

Thank you . He enjoyed his coworkers very much. Thanks for having a tree planted in John’s memory.

Jason Burns

Posted at 08:55am
Rest In Peace my friend.
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Judy Hilton

Posted at 05:04pm
I worked with John at Kyocera. I wanted to share my sadness at his passing & let his family know how much he'll be missed.

I may not have known John well, but as co-workers we talked fairly frequently. John was a very generous, considerate man who truly cared about others. John was at times out due to illness or injury, but that never stopped him from being concerned about his customers & the impact his absence might have on them. John had established relationships with his customers and wanted to be sure they were taken care of. John didn't see them as just customers, but as members of his community & friends. Even while out & at home, he would often offer to help his customers if they really needed help. He took his working relationships very seriously & it showed in his daily work.

When I first learned of John's passing, it was very surreal to realize I would no longer hear his voice on the other end of the phone. John was a dear man who loved his wife, his family, his dog & his community. He talked to me about comforting his dog by sleeping on the floor with him, despite having major back issues himself. He was always telling me I would love Lubec & painted pictures of his serene community for me to imagine. Some day I'll have to visit the community he loved so much.

I extend my condolences to John's wife, family & friends. May John rest in peace & may your memories fill your days with happiness at being fortunate to know such a dear man.

KB Posted at 07:46am

Thank you for your kind words. He really did consider every person as a good friend...even cashiers at stores he frequented. He knew their families, their pets, etc. I had a hard time getting him out of places because he would talk so long. ❤️

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