James D. Burns, age 95, passed away on April 23 at home. He was born in the Bronx to John and Beatrice Burns. Before moving to Middletown, Mr. Burns was a member of the Junior Vets Tennis Association, was active in Scouting and a charter member of the Hillside Swim Club in Staten Island.
Mr. Burns was a supervisor for the NY Telephone company and also a bus driver for Ranney School. He was a communicant of St. Anthony of Padua in Red Bank.
He served his country during World II in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Mr. Burns is predeceased by his wife Joan. He is survived by his sons Michael, Christopher, Anthony, Nicholas, James and David; his daughters Alison Antenucci, Hillary Lombardi and Adrienne Burmeister; his brother Harold Reilly; sister Geraldine Corbliss; 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was April 26 at the Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated April 27 at St. Anthony of Padua, Red Bank. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or a charity of your choice.
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