Charles F. Burns
1936 - 2021
BORN
1936
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Wallingford Funeral Home - Wallingford
809 North Main Street Ext.
Wallingford, CT
Charles F. Burns
11/05/2021
Charles F. Burns, 85, of Wallingford, died Friday, November 5th, 2021 surrounded by his loving family at Yale New Haven Hospital. Charlie was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather. Over the course of his incredible hockey career, Charlie received such accolades as being voted MVP of the world champion Whitby Dunlops, playing for multiple professional hockey teams, and serving as the longest president in Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey Association history. In addition to his time on the ice, Charlie worked for Sikorsky for over thirty years where he was a constant source of positivity for coworkers and friends.
Charlie shared his life with his loving wife Marge whom he married on November 8th, 1975. He was a wonderful father to his sons and their spouses Scott and Crissy Burns and Daniel and Kim Burns; he was also a beloved "Grampy" to his granddaughters, Kennedy and McKinley Burns. In addition to those listed above, Charlie is survived by his mother-in-law, Virginia Stevens, and his cousins, Robin Scharf, Matthew and Sarah Tylinski and Brian and Katie Tylinski.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 N. Main St. Ext. on Wednesday, November 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. directly at Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts in his memory may be sent to the Wallingford Hawks Youth Hockey, P.O. Box 644, Wallingford, CT 06492.
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Published by The New Haven Register on Nov. 7, 2021.
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10
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Wallingford Funeral Home - Wallingford
809 North Main Street Ext. , Wallingford, CT
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11
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Church of the Resurrection
115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT
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Marge, Scott, Dan and family - We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Charlie was a wonderful man with a heart of gold. His family always came first and he loved all of you so very much. Through all our years in youth hockey, Charlie was always there for his team, and the league. Whenever hockey comes up in our conversations, Charlie is the coach that we all remember and love. Our prayers are with all of you during this very difficult time.
Tony and Sharon Ardito
November 18, 2021
Long before "high fives" you'd get the Charlie Burns "hockey shoulder bump". It was Charlies way of honoring you that you were one of his teammates. I knew Charlie in his second career, which in my mind which was just as filled with achievements as the ones he had on the ice. As a supervisor at Sikorsky he had the responsibility to make sure the many workers had everything they needed to machine and assemble the aircraft. Everyone knew Charlie, a true gentleman, who always spoke kindly of everyone. Charlie would roll up his sleeves and get involved in every project, working side-by-side with his team members. Some of the things that will stick with me forever, were the way he walked with short steps. We would walk at lunch time and I would tease him about this and realized that it was from spending so much time on hockey skates. The other trait he had was when he was really focused on a detailed task, his tongue would stick out the side of his mouth. I would joke with him and say "Charlie put your tongue back", he'd laugh. When I told my wife about Charlies tongue, she laughed and said I do the same! Charlies left us with the greatest gift of all....his memory.
Tony Lawrence
Coworker
November 12, 2021
Dear Marge, Scott and Danny, Every time I see a Christmas tree, I think of your family, and the way you had a decorated tree in every room for Christmas. That is just one of the many wonderful memories I will always have when I think of Charlie, and our days together as members of the hockey family. He had a passion for life, and it was infectious. He was a wonderful mentor to the youth, both on and off of the ice. We were all so blessed to have known him. He left a piece of himself with everyone he met, and I for one am very grateful. With love, Donna Spose
Donna Spose
Friend
November 11, 2021
Robert Murphy
Acquaintance
November 11, 2021
Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and knew Charlie when he ran the Main Crib. He was a great guy, always had a smile, and always helpful. My condolences to his family. My he rest in peace.
DANA MASSON
Friend
November 9, 2021
There is not a Negative word to say about Charlie Burns! A great man! Sorry for your loss Marge and Family! Thoughts and Prayers are with you all! Love, Rho
Rhoda Berger
Family
November 9, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. Many good memories were made. May Charlies memory live on through all of you. Sending hugs.
Roger and Carol K
November 9, 2021
Marge and Family,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a wonderful man who was always so kind and respectful. What a class act. I'm grateful for all the times I was in his company. We will miss him but will always have a smile on our face when we think of him and all the fun memories of our HIMA family get togethers at your house. Lots of love and prayers your way.
Jacqueline, Alec, Graysen and Zoe
November 9, 2021
My deepest condolence to the entire Burns family. I watch Charlie play in the Cow Palace. Always a true gentleman to fans, the visiting team, and above all his team. Another great person has gone from our mist. Rest in peace.
Bob Cuillerier (Salem Oregon)
Other
November 8, 2021
My family was so blessed to be a part of Charlie and Marge Burns family. They treated everyone, With such kindness dignity, and respect. Not a day went by when they didn’t help someone., Even people they just met. They were helpful and loving to everyone. There was never a bad word said about anyone, They were the nicest family I’ve ever known.❤May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Marge we all love you. You are in our thoughts and prayers every day! God bless you and your family!
Gina Mappa and family
Friend
November 8, 2021
I can't really find the words to express my sorry at Charlie's passing. Fifty years ago he, and you Marge, changed the direction of my whole life. Both of you saw my potential that I didn't realize I had and helped me develop it. Our times together have always been a source of my joy, smiles and motivation. Where I am today and the successes I've achieved stem from your insight, love and friendship.
Steven Musco
Friend
November 8, 2021
Marge,Scott,Dan and family, Our sincere condolences to you. We´ll always cherish the time spent together during our many years with the Hawks. We still talk about it to this day. So sorry for your loss.
Paul and Lynn Niemiec
November 8, 2021
I cant begin to express how sorry we are for your loss. Charlie was was a great guy in every sense of the word. Our deepest sympathy to Marge and family. Donna and Scott MacPhail
Scott MacPhail
Friend
November 8, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was the greatest guy. I loved playing for him and truly admire his love for the game. Our sincere condolences to the entire family from our family.
Donna and Scott MacPhail
Scott MacPhail
Friend
November 8, 2021
My condolences...Worked many years with him. He was the friendliest, nicest person to be around. A wonderful, great man.
David Lyon
Coworker
November 8, 2021
Marge, Scott & Danny, Jim and I are so saddened to hear of Charlie passing. He was a GREAT guy. Our love and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Paula & Jim
November 8, 2021
Charlie was one great man. His influence on my sons during their Hawks playing days was and remains invaluable. My sincere condolences to Marge, Scott and Dan on their loss.
Bob Richards
November 8, 2021
I wish I would of have known him. He is my grandpa’s brother. Condolence to my family that I have never meet. My grandfathers name is Daniel burns. I’m sure he was a great man if he was like my grandpa. You are all in my prayers and sharing my Love to my unknown family.
Dianne Rohrbaugh
Family
November 7, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the family of an incredible man!
Regina A Zavaski
November 7, 2021
Charlie was a great guy and is truly going to be missed. So very sorry for your loss.
Sheryl DeMott
Friend
November 7, 2021
Charlie lived a wonderful life. He had a great family who all loved him. Rest In Peace. So sorry for your loss.
Barbara Gamache
Friend
November 7, 2021
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