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Burns, Gilbert Leo
84, passed November 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 daughter Jennifer Bosch and her husband, Fritz, of Medford; son 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 Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1957 where he met Phyllis. Gil served in the United States Army. Monday, December 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 St in Marshfield Hills at 12 noon, 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 guestbook and additional obituary information please visit our website
MacDonald Funeral Home

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Published in Boston Globe from Dec. 3 to Dec. 4, 2012.
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