James J. Burns

1918 - 2015



James J. Burns, 97, died on Oct. 6.

Born in Brooklyn, he was a lifelong resident of Rockaway.

Burns was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II. Later he was a supervisor at Bush Terminal.
He was a lifelong fan of Notre Dame and a diehard Mets fan since the team’s inception.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion, and four siblings.

Burns is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home, Rockaway Beach, on Friday, Oct. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. at St. Genevieve in Breezy Point.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach.

From The Wave




The following is from Brad Hull:


James J. Burns was a WW II veteran of C Co 22nd Infantry (from 1941-43) and 4th Division (1941-46).
He resided in Rockaway Point, NY, and was a longtime member of the 22nd Infantry Regiment Society (1996 or earlier)
who became a Life member of the Society in 1999.




The following is from James' nephew Charles J. Brady:










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