Charles H. Burns, 80, Hammond

HAMMOND, NY —  Charles H. Burns, 80, of Alamogin Rd., passed away at his home, Friday morning, Oct. 2, 2020, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born Jan. 24, 1940, in Rossie, NY, a son of Fred and Freida Tibbles Burns.

Charles married Shirley Versailles on Aug. 16, 1958, in Natural Dam, NY.  She passed away Oct. 12, 2008.

He worked as a farmer for Jack and Evelyn Walker and later was a roofer for Sands Brothers Roofing Co., Inc., Antwerp, NY.

Survivors include ten children; Susan (Ronnie) Savage, Redwood, NY, Peggy (William) Harris, Hammond, NY, Lila (Kevin) Smith, Gouverneur, NY, Carl (Dave) Burns, Watertown, NY, Frederick (Teresa) Burns, LaFargeville, NY, Janet (Brian) Smith, Antwerp, NY, Cheryl Schulz and companion, Joe Snyder, Alexandria Bay, NY, Patrick (Sue) Burns, Hammond, NY, Jennifer Brown, Gouverneur, NY, William (Tabitha) Burns, Hammond, NY; 34 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; twelve great-great-grandchildren; his companion, Frances (Bunny) Harris, Hammond, NY; a sister and brother-in-law, Martha and James Bartlett, Redwood, NY; three brothers and three sisters-in-law, William and Lois Burns, Philadelphia, NY, Douglas and Shellie Burns, South Carolina, Rick and Nancy Burns, Gouverneur; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

His parents, his wife, Shirley, a son, Charles H. Burns, Jr., a daughter, Penny Burns, a brother, Donald Burns and three in infancy, four sisters, Edna Martin, Mayfred Vann, Frances Finley, Julia Stevenson, two great-grandchildren, Francis E Wood, IV and Evelynn G. Magana, all passed away previously.

Calling hours will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, followed by a 2 p.m. graveside service in Oxbow Cemetery, Oxbow, NY, with Pastor Rick Pickert of the Spragueville Methodist Church officiating.

Family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life following burial at Fred Burns home on County Route 3, LaFargeville, NY.

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