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Matthew J. Burns, Jr.

Matthew J. Burns, Jr.
  • August 24, 1926 - January 22, 2022
  • Wakefield, Massachusetts

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“Always a pleasure with you sir. RIP friend ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“Our deepest condolences to all the family. Mr. Burns now rests in the peace our creator. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Eyra y Rodolfo Quintana - McAllen, TX

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Burns. My dad Jim and Matthew go back many years. Both Mr. Burns and his wife were such lovely people....Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Julie Scott - Wakefield, MA

“Im so sorry for your families loss hugs to you all ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Diane Langlois - Nashua, NH

“Sincere condolences to Matt's family. He was a wonderful man and I will miss him. Rest in peace ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Harry Lilley - Wakefield, MA

“Mary,I just saw that your Dad passed away. I am sorry for your loss.You and your family will be in my prayers.Patty ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Patty Bruno (Rawson) - NH

“Sending love and condolences to all the Burns family on the loss of Matt. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Claire, Niall & Cian Buckley ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Claire Buckley - Ratoath, Ireland

“Deepest condolences to all of Matt's family on your great loss. A truely lovely man whose visits to Ireland we always enjoyed. May the Light of...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Eileen Byrne - Dublin

“Our sincere condolences on the passing of Matthew. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Marge and Jack O'Leary - MA


Matthew J. Burns, Jr., age 95, A lifelong Wakefield resident, died on Saturday, January 22 at the Bear Hill Nursing Home.

Born in Wakefield on August 24, 1926, he was the son of the late Matthew J. and Julia (Boland) Burns.

Mr. Burns was a graduate of Wakefield High School and Northeastern University. He served in the United Sates Navy during World War II. Mr. Burns was a retired accountant for the Town of Wakefield. He was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Wakefield, the Wakefield K of C, the Wakefield Elks and the West Side Social Club. Mr. Burns was active in scouting.

He was the husband of the late Barbara J. (Russell) Burns. Mr. Burns is survived by is six children: Matthew J. Burns, III and his wife Beatriz of VA, Mary Brunini and her husband Jim of Stoneham, Michael Burns and his wife Donna of Tewksbury, Margaret Hibbard and her husband Ron of Woburn, Lawrence J. Burns and his wife Valarie of Lowell and Timothy P. Burns and his husband Ron Moores of Canada. He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Mr. Burns was predeceased by his brother Msgr. Lawrence J. Burns and his two sisters: Ellen Quinn and Mary Lally.

Funeral Services will be private.