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Allan R. Burns

Waterbury, Connecticut

Jan 18, 1932 – Sep 4, 2019


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Chase Parkway Mem - Albini Obituary


Allan R. Burns

“Loving husband and decorated Korean War Veteran”

Allan R. Burns, of Cheshire, entered into the gates of heaven on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, after a brief illness with his family by his side, at St. Mary’s Hospital.  He was the loving husband of Phyllis B. (Marinaro) Burns of thirty-three years.

Allan was born in Hartford, CT on January 18, 1932, son of the late Edward R. and Frances (Herman) Burns.  His family then moved to Cheshire and graduated from Cheshire Academy.  After his education he then joined the United States Army and was wounded in combat in Korea.  This resulted in him receiving a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his courageous actions.

After Mr. Burns was discharged, he worked on the West Coast for Stanley Tool and later joined Walpole Woodworkers where he worked for twenty-six years before retiring due to illness.  He also had a love for German Shepherd dogs and loved every one of his pets during the years, including his most recent dog, Lara, who he lost two years ago due to sickness.

Mr. Burns leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife Phyllis of Cheshire, his brother-in-law, Anthony Marinaro and his wife Sandra of Florida, his two nieces, both of Florida, as well as his cherished extended family, Teresa and Elie Nakouzi of Hamden.

Arrangements:  Per Mr. Burns wishes, there will be no calling hours.  Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.  There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at a later date. Chase Parkway Memorial, The Albini Family Funeral Home, 430 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, has been entrusted with handling Mr. Burns funeral arrangements.


Memorial contributions can be made in Mr. Burns memory to:


K9 First Responders

6 W River St Unit 47

Milford, CT 06460





Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

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I will miss my dear friend Al my pal. We shared many wonderful times and chats both at work and at his lovely home. I will always treasure the many lunches and afternoon discussions we Al and his beautiful wife Phyllis. Al your opinions, friendship and smiles will be missed.

Allen, you will be missed!