2014-05-01 / Obituaries

William P. Burns, 87,

of Middletown, passed away April 25, 2014 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Constance (DaPonte) Burns. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and later joined the U.S. Army. He was injured in Korea and awarded the Purple Heart. After military service he worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Newport. He also leaves behind his children, Barbara Burns of Portsmouth, Michael Burns and his wife of Ariz., Susan Young and her husband of Middletown, Bill Burns of Newport, and Mary Burns of Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842.

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