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Information for Dr. Daniel W. Burns
26 August, 1940 – 16 November, 1984
From the Idaho Press Tribune
November 1984
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Daniel W. Burns

      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,
Caldwell.  Memorial services were held Tuesday at St. James Catholic Church, Manchester.
      Dr. Burns was born Aug. 26, 1940 at Caldwell where he was reared.  He is a graduate of
Caldwell 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
San Francisco, 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 Emery
University at Atlanta, Georgia.
     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
Manchester and Hartford Medical  Societies and Ethics Committee.  He was also a member of the Board of Education of Manchester and the Kiwanis Club.
     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,
Manchester, Conn., 06040, or to a favorite charity.