Gilbert L. Burns

Gilbert Leo Burns, 84, passed Nov. 27, at Southwood Nursing Home in Norwell, with his wife of 55 years, Phyllis Leonard Burns, at his side. He was the beloved father of Jennifer Bosch and her husband Fritz of Medford, Stephen Gilbert Burns and his wife Joan of Paris, France. He had two grandchildren, Allison Burns of Pittsburgh and Christopher Stephen Burns of Washington D.C.; and he was the beloved uncle of seven nieces and nephews, who live in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, California and Arizona. Gil was a 1952 graduate of West Point Academy. He earned a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1957, where he met Phyllis. Gil served in the U.S. Army. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, you are invited to his military burial at 10:30 a.m. at Couch Cemetery, off Union Street, in North Marshfield, followed by a celebration of his life worship service at North Community Church, on Old Main Street, in Marshfield Hills, at 12 p.m., where he was an active member. If you wish to think of him consider taking a walk and picking up litter or singing a song. Memorial contributions can be made to North Community Church Choir Fund, Box 2, Marshfield Hills, MA 02051. For online guest book and additional obituary information, please visit our Web site

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Dec. 4, 2012