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ANDOVER AND DENNIS, MA - Charles Everett Burns, age 89 of Andover and Dennis, MA passed away peacefully at home with family on Thursday morning, June 11, 2015.

He was the beloved husband of Julia M. (Foley) Burns of Andover, MA for 50 years, devoted father of Patrick Burns, father-in-law of Tracy, and grandfather of Evelyn Charlotte of Santa Monica, CA. He was also the proud uncle of 25 nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by two older brothers Edward Jr. and Robert Burns. He was born in Bangor, ME to Edward Sr. and Ada Burns.

Charles attended Hampden Academy where he was a 3-sport athlete in baseball, basketball, football; he was also a life-long Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots fan. He graduated high school in 1944 and enlisted in the US Navy, serving as a radioman during WWII in the Pacific Theater. Charles completed a bachelors degree from the University of Maine, Orono, and an accounting certificate from Bentley College. He enjoyed a long career with the Arlington Trust Company in the Merrimack Valley.

A funeral mass will be held Thursday, June 18th at 12:30pm at St. Augustine's Church 43 Essex Street, Andover, Massachusetts, 01810.
Published on  June 16, 2015
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