William "Bill" A. Burns

Monday, June 13th, 1938 - Wednesday, May 13th, 2020
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William “Bill” A. Burns, 81, of Enfield, beloved husband of 56 years to the late Patricia (Mrozinski) Burns, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in the peace and comfort of his home. Bill was born in Hartford, CT, June 13, 1938. He attended elementary school at St. Augustine School, was a graduate of Bulkeley H.S. and attended two years at St. Thomas Seminary. Bill then served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1958-1962. Bill resided in Enfield for 50 years and was a faithful communicant of Holy Family Church, Enfield. He was employed with NY Life Ins., Mercer Dunbar, ran the Burns family Mobil Service Station on Franklin Ave., and spent the rest of his career as a Teamsters truck driver, Local 404, with Consolidated Freight from which he retired. Bill was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 4303, Somers. He was a dedicated family man and cherished every moment he had with his beloved wife, three sons and extended family. Favorite moments include being the personal chauffeur to his wife Pat, the many Harley rides he shared with his three sons and maintaining the pristine grounds at his home up until his last day. He was so proud of his Irish and Canadian roots throughout Bartholomew and Blackville, New Brunswick. Bill was an avid golfer and longtime member of Grassmere C. C., Enfield, where he played countless hours with his dear friends. He enjoyed his Red Sox any time he could catch a game.

Bill is survived by three sons; Peter G. Burns of Sterling, CT, Christopher A. Burns of Stafford, CT and William A. Burns, Jr & Patricia L. Eastham of Enfield, his three grandchildren; Zachary Burns, Lindsy R. Burns and Deanna M. Burns. He also leaves a sister Mary Ann B. and the late Robert F. Dixon of Windsor Locks, CT, and a brother John J. Burns & wife Pamela of Windsor, CT, as well as many nieces, nephews and Canadian cousins. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his grandson Matthew Burns and sister Elizabeth M. Burns, M.M.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM ,Friday September 18, 2020 at Holy Family Church (St. Jeanne Jugan Parish) donations in his memory may be made to: American Heart Assoc., 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231-4596, National Kidney Foundation, Finance Dept., 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 800-273-8255 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Browne Memorial Chapels, Enfield, has been entrusted with his arrangements. To leave an online condolence message go to our website,
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    Friday, September 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, September 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Holy Family Church
    23 Simon Road
    ENFIELD, CT 06082
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  • Interment

    Hazardville Cemetery
    North & Elm Streets
    enfield, CT 06082
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Gordy Duggan

Posted at 08:33am
My sincere condolences to the entire Burns family.

Shelley Oppenheimer

Posted at 06:03pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Burns he sure will be missed. Sending love and hints to the entire Burns. Family ❤️🤗❤️

Joan M. Craco

Posted at 05:00pm
Dear Mary Ann, & Family,
I will always remember your brother, father, and grandfather when growing up visiting the Burns household on Gilman Street, Hartford. Those were the happy days of our childhood! Bill was older than us, so I did not see him often, but I remember him as a role model, oldest son, growing up, finishing high school at Holy Trinity, and enlisting in the US Coast Guard...
During this sad time, please know that Bill rests in a place of enlightenment with God's love and grace until you meet again.
With deepest sympathy,
Joan M. Craco

At this sad time in your lives, may you remember that Bill is now in a place of enlightenment with God's love and grace.
In deepest sympathy,
Joan M. Craco


Lynn Seidel

Posted at 09:45am
Bill was one of the best people that I had the pleasure of knowing! (Pat too!!) As their dental hygienist for over 30 years I got to know them very well. A smile always came to my face when I saw their names in my schedule. I am so sad for all of the heartache that has occurred for your family over the last 9 months! I am so thankful that was able to speak to Bill about a month ago. I will miss both of them very much.
Lynn Seidel

Cathy Perodeau

Posted at 06:36pm
So sorry to see the passing of Bill! He was such a great person and I was so glad I got to know him. My condolences go to the Burns Family! Now he can be with his lovely wife Pat! May he RIP!🙏❤️

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