Augustus J. Burns III

Cranston, Rhode Island


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Burns III, Augustus J.
"Gus" 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2019, at his home, after a fearless bout with cancer. Gus was the treasured husband of Lorraine C. (Hubert) Burns.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late Augustus J. and Dorothy E. (Matteson) Burns. Gus is survived by his children: Christopher Burns, Deborah Burns, and Lisa Burns, and Lorraine's children, Katherine Viveiros, Daniel Tubman, and Laurie Marchand. Gus was the adored grandfather of eleven: Samantha Cayer, Nathan Tubman, Brandon Chamberlain, Marissa Tubman, Kayla Chamberlain, Michael Viveiros, Alexis Burns, Nicholas Viveiros, Aidan Tubman, Daniel Tubman, and Dylan Marchand. Gus is also survived by his siblings Michael Burns and Shirley Marceau, as well as many nieces and nephews.Gus, a retired foreman for Brown and Sharpe, and recently retired from The Diocese of Providence, was also a Eucharist Minister and reader.
His funeral will be held Friday September 20, 2019 at 10am from the Hoey-Arpin-Williams-King Funeral Home, 168 Academy Ave. Providence, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am in Blessed Sacrament Church. Burial will follow in Mt. St. Mary Cemetery, Pawtucket. Visiting hours will be Thursday 4-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Blessed Sacrament Church 239 Regent Ave, Providence, RI 02908. For more information please visit

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To my cousins Sam,Michael, Chris,Debbie, Lisa, to their spouses, their children , their grandchildren, to Lorraine, and her children and grandchildren, to Paula and everyone, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you all. Having lost my Mom in 2015 and my Dad in 2017, I feel your pain and loss. It is truly a devastating and painful journey to go through. Please know many people are thinking and praying for you as you walk through this journey. Cousin Gus was a very sweet and kind ...

Chris, we are so sorry for the loss of your father. You and your whole family have our deepest sympathy. Love, Deborah & Jeff Gordon

My deepest sympathy and condolences. Gus was a great man and a great friend.

My deepest sympathy to the whole family. I have known Gus for many years.....his battle was fought so so him.....and especially his wonderful, caring, dedicated wife, Lorraine. He was always a joker and a kind man.....always a smile.....even when I visited him a few days before he passed. He is with God now....Rest in peace Gus and may you Lorraine, find peace in knowing that you were always there for you girl......barbara

My sincerest condolences to the family and friends.