Philip R. Burns

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  • "So very sorry for your loss Gail. We are thinking of you..."
    - Rita Feeney
  • "Gail, so sorry about this news. May you find peace at this..."
    - Kathy Howard
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J.S. Pelkey Funeral Home
125 OLD POST RD
Kittery, ME
03904
(207)-439-4900
Obituary

KITTERY - Philip R. Burns, 90, of Kittery, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at Portsmouth Regional Hospital following a period of failing health.Born in Portland, Maine, on Jan. 17, 1928, he was the son of Edward and Ethel Burns. He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Gail Burns of Kittery; son, Eric and his wife, Diane, of Scarborough; four grandchildren and one great-grandson.He was predeceased by his daughter, Cynthia Coombs.He was a 32nd degree mason and a member of the Deering Lodge. He loved music and played trumpet in several community bands over the years as well as the Commandery Band and as a Shriner playing in the Kora Temple Band in Lewiston.After retiring from Commercial Union Ins. Co. in 1989, he enjoyed life to the fullest, hunting in the Maine woods, boating, travelling with Gail in Africa, the U.K., Europe, Mexico and the U.S.A. Even when Phil was in his late 80s, he and Gail went camping while on their cross-country trips. He enjoyed the outdoors and stayed active throughout most of his life. Services: A visitation at 10 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m., will be held at the York First Parish Church, 180 York St., York, Maine, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. The burial will take place in the spring.Care of Burns family has been entrusted to the J. S. Pelkey Funeral Home.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his memory to:The Kora ShrineFoundationP.O. Box 457Lewiston, ME 04243

Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Dec. 18, 2018
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