Mass of the Christian Burial for Dr. Daniel W. Burns, 44,
Manchester, Conn., who died Friday, Nov. 16 at his home of
natural causes, will be recited at 10 a.m. Saturday at St.
Mary’s Catholic Church, Caldwell, by Father John Koelsch.
Inurnment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens,
Memorial services were held Tuesday at St. James Catholic
Dr. Burns was born Aug. 26, 1940 at Caldwell where he
was reared. He is a graduate of
high School where he served as student body president in
1957-68 and a member of the National Honor Society. He was
also an Eagle Scout.
He attended the University of
where he was a member of the Jesuit Honor Society and Alpha
Sigma Nu. After three years of college, he moved to
Washington D.C. where he was an honor graduate of Georgetown
University Medical School.
He married Amelia Angela Petitti of New Jersey in June of
1966. Following his marriage, he served in the U.S. Navy as a
lieutenant commanded in Vietnam. Following his tour of duty,
he became an ophthalmology graduate of Grady Memorial and
University at Atlanta,
Following his residency, he and his family moved to
Manchester, Conn., where he began his practice. He was a
fellow of the Americal College of Surgeons, a member of the
and Hartford Medical Societies and Ethics Committee. He was
also a member of the Board of Education of Manchester and the
He is survived by his wife, Amelia A. Burns, one son,
Matthew Burns and one daughter Meghan Burns, all of
Manchester; his mother, Lola Burns, Caldwell; 15 nieces and
nephews and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his
father, R. J. Burns.
The family suggests memorials to the Lutz Museum for the
Drs. Cramer and Burns Memorial Playground, 247 S. Main,
Conn., 06040, or to a favorite charity.