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May 20, 1933 – June 20, 2021

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Obituary for Patrick Francis Burns

In Loving Memory
Patrick Francis Burns
June 20, 2021

Patrick Francis Burns, 88, of Oswego NY, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021 at St. Luke Health Services in Oswego, NY. He was born on May 20, 1933 in Verplanck, NY; the oldest son of Patrick and Marguerite Keon Burns. He joined the United States Navy at 18 and served as an Engineer on numerous ships including the USS Shangri-La and the USS Antietam; during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. He was stationed at the US Naval Reserve Manpower Center in Bainbridge, MD and the Newport Naval Base in Middletown, RI. He retired after 20 years of service and move his family to Scriba, NY and worked as a Security Guard at James A. Fitzpatrick Nuclear Power Plant. He also worked as a Maintenance Technician at Fort Drum in Watertown. Pat retired in Scriba, and ran his own salvage business. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, spending a lot of time at his camp in Black Lake. He also enjoyed attending US Navy reunions throughout the northeast. He was an active member of the Mexico VFW.

He was pre-deceased by his brother, Robert Burns.

Pat is survived by his two sons, Scott Burns of Oswego, Steven (Cheryl) Burns of Scriba, NY, and four daughters, Susan (Tim) Morgan of Mexico, Sandee Guerin of Clearwater Beach, Fl, Patricia Knight of Scriba, and Erin Burns-Haverkate (Scott Haverkate) of Batavia, IL. Pat has 13 grandchildren including John Burns of Engabao, Ecuador, Bryan Burns of Mexico, NY, Alexis (Cody) Creswell of Winchester, VA, Kaitlin (Joseph) Anderson of Mexico, NY, Kerry (Jordan) Thomas of Schenectady, NY, Steven N. Burns and Brittany Burns, both of Scriba, NY, Jordan Taylor of Exeter, NH, Brandon Taylor of Baldwinsville, NY, Aaron Taylor of Mexico, NY, Reagan Haverkate of Del Rio, TX, Jack Haverkate of Clemson, SC, Tyne Haverkate of Batavia, IL, 2 nieces and 13 great grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 25, 2021 from St. Anne Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church, Mexico, NY. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Oswego, NY. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Inc. Mexico, NY.

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Service Information

Friday, June 25, 2021 10:00am
St. Anne Mother of Mary Roman Catholic Church
3352 Main St.
Mexico, New York 13114

Interment Information

Friday, June 25, 2021 11:30am
St. Peter's Cemetery
379 E. River Road
Oswego, New York 13126
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