Charles Henry Burns Jr., 66, of Rockland, and formerly of Weymouth, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Jan. 19, 2014. Born in Weymouth, March 19, 1947, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Beatrice E. (White) Burns. Raised and educated in Weymouth, he later attended Newbury College and was employed as a lineman for Boston Edison for 30 years. He enjoyed scouting and fishing with his son Ryan as well as taking in Ryans music events, golf tournaments, and swim meets. He was a member of the ELKS, loved golfing, slow pitch softball for Weymouth and several other leagues on the South Shore. Charles proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Charles was the beloved husband of Lisa L. (Cook) Burns; devoted father of Ryan Charles Burns LCpl U.S. Marine Corps, of Rockland and currently stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C.; dear brother of Russell A. Burns and his wife Mary F. of Milford; son-in-law of Eulalia and the late Trueman Cook. brother-in-law of Laurie Levine and her husband Larry of Ala., Lynn Temme and her husband Mark of Bridgewater, Leslie Royle and her husband Craig of Rockland, Thomas Cook of DC and James Cook and his wife Mryna of Rockland. Charles is also survived by many nieces and nephews on both sides of his family. Visiting hours in the Sullivan Funeral Homes, 45 East Water St., Rockland, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Funeral Mass at Holy Family Church, 403 Union St., Rockland, Thursday at 9 a.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charles memory may be made to the Norwell VNA, 120 Longwater Dr., Norwell, MA 02061 or Holy Family St. Vincent de Paul, 403 Union St., Rockland, MA 02370. For directions and our online guest book, please visit SullivanFuneralHomes.com. Sullivan Funeral Homes 781-878-0920 781-293-2020 Family Owned & Operated Since 1897
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Published in The Patriot Ledger on Jan. 21, 2014