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Dennis C. Burns

December 24, 1938 ~ February 26, 2022 (age 83)

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Dennis C. Burns (age 83) of Wilbraham, MA passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on February 26, 2022 after a short illness.  Born in Worthington, MN to Thomas and Gertrude (Swanson) Burns, Dennis graduated from Worthington High School in 1956 where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for football and track.  Dennis attended Mankato Jr. College before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1959 to serve his country while stationed in Germany. 

Dennis enjoyed a long successful career in the insurance industry with St. Paul Fire & Marine.  He was a skilled and avid golfer, belonging to Ludlow Country Club for over 35 years. 

Preceding Dennis in death are his parents, his sister Patricia (Burns) Kleinvachter, and an infant brother Stephen Burns. 

Dennis will be dearly missed by his wife of 58 years, Mary Ellen (Knudsen) Burns and their three sons – Michael (Pamela) of Dudley, MA, Stephen and Mark both of Wilbraham, MA.  He leaves behind his grandsons Brian and Brendan Burns of Dudley, MA.  Dennis is also survived by his sister Colleen (Galen) Gordon of Worthington, MN, as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends. 

Family and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Mass at St. Cecilia Church, 42 Main Street, Wilbraham on Friday , April 8, 2022 at 11:00 AM.

Burial will be private.

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Memorial Mass
April 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Cecilia Church

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