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Official Obituary of: Leslie “Les” Burns 04/13/2020

Leslie “Les” Burns 04/13/2020

NORTH ATTLEBORO – Leslie Carmon Burns Jr. “Les”, 60, of North Attleboro, MA, passed away on Monday, April 13 2020 due to complications from diabetes.  He was the only son of the late Leslie C. Burns Sr. and late Mary (Stanley) Harris, born in Attleboro, MA on March 24 1960.

Les, a ‘78 NAHS Graduate, was a true “townie” growing up and living in North Attleboro his entire life. He was a foreman at Traffic Markings in Franklin for over 20 years. He also worked at Markings Inc. out of Pembroke before he retired due to health restrictions. In his recent years, Les enjoyed working part time for Nolan’s Flowers of Attleboro Falls delivering flowers and smiles to people’s front doors.

 

Over the years, he spent the winters snow plowing locally, enjoyed an annual long summer weekend away camping with family friends, tackling the home repair “to-do list,” mastering the grill and relaxing by the pool. He was an enthusiastic New England Patriots fan and was a season ticket holder for many years.  He loved his family and friends and loved how his family was expanding with the recent additions of his grandchildren.  

 

Les’ personality and warmth were bigger than he was.  He was known as fun-loving, gregarious, funny, respectful and kind.

 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Ann (MacDonald) Burns, his son Ryan Burns and wife Kristin of Foxboro and their two daughters. His daughter Katie Burns of North Attleboro, sisters; Judy Burns and her partner Pam Neville of Jamestown RI, Karen Stanford, her husband John and their son Sean of Jamestown RI and Gail Seegraber, her husband Paul and their daughter Sarah of Quincy, MA.  He adored and cherished the short time he had with his two granddaughters Isla and Adeline Burns, and we can’t forget his granddog, Rocky.  

 

He also leaves his sister-in-law, Carol Barton and her husband Mark, brother-in-law, Gary MacDonald, niece, Kelly Roy and her husband Chris, niece, Kathy Peterson and her husband Eric and three great nieces Hailey Peterson, Megan and Erin Roy, all from North Attleboro. He will be missed by many cousins, friends, and neighbors.

 

Due to the current pandemic, the family will have a memorial service at a later date to celebrate Les’ life.

Arrangements entrusted to Sperry & McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove Street, North Attleboro.

 

In lieu of flowers please donate in Les’ name to North Attleboro Animal Shelter or a charity of your choice.

 

 

 

 

  • Comment (12)
  • So sorry for the loss.  I was often in the same class as Les in high school.  Such a great guy, friendly and easy going!!   RIP Les…

  • To the Burns family,We just found out of Les’s passing , our heartfelt condolences. Les was a great guy. So sorry the Hitchcock’s 

  • So very sorry for your loss. Les was a great guy, I’ve had a chance to spend time with him especially in the last few years. Ann just want you I I to know your that as part of your family my thoughts and prayers are with you, Katie & Ryan. We will always be here for you.

  • Hi Ann – we are so very sorry to hear about Les – what a nice guy, he will be missed.   Our prayers to you and the family during this horrible time.  RIP Les 

  • I am so sorry to hear of Les’ passing.  He was a great guy!  I will always remember how quickly he came to rescue me and plow me out during that winter of 2015.  He was always there to help.  Annie, Katie and Ryan, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. May Les rest in peace.

  • Dear Ann,
       I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

  • Les was a great guy , a gentle giant. A friend to all. He was a wonderful friend to me for over 40years. RIP my friend. Thank you for your kindness and laughter  thu all those years. I will treasure those memories forever. Love you always.

  • Thoughts and prayers go out to Ann, Katie and Ryan. Theyre a great family and Les was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. ❤ 

  • I am.so so.sorry Ann.  Rusty passed away a month ago. He will be there for him. He came out so many times to plow us out!! Now Rusty will make sure he has a clear path to heave ! Mark and I have you in our thoughts and prayers!

  • Bill and Jeanne caparell are so so sorry Ryan and mrs burns to hear about les. Great guy I hope the whole burns family finds peace. Our greatest sympathy.

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  1. Bill and Jeanne caparell are so so sorry Ryan and mrs burns to hear about les. Great guy I hope the whole burns family finds peace. Our greatest sympathy.

  2. I am.so so.sorry Ann.  Rusty passed away a month ago. He will be there for him. He came out so many times to plow us out!! Now Rusty will make sure he has a clear path to heave ! Mark and I have you in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. Thoughts and prayers go out to Ann, Katie and Ryan. Theyre a great family and Les was a great guy. He will be greatly missed. ❤ 

  4. Les was a great guy , a gentle giant. A friend to all. He was a wonderful friend to me for over 40years. RIP my friend. Thank you for your kindness and laughter  thu all those years. I will treasure those memories forever. Love you always.

  5. Dear Ann,
       I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. God Bless.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of Les’ passing.  He was a great guy!  I will always remember how quickly he came to rescue me and plow me out during that winter of 2015.  He was always there to help.  Annie, Katie and Ryan, my thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. May Les rest in peace.

  7. Hi Ann – we are so very sorry to hear about Les – what a nice guy, he will be missed.   Our prayers to you and the family during this horrible time.  RIP Les 

  8. So very sorry for your loss. Les was a great guy, I’ve had a chance to spend time with him especially in the last few years. Ann just want you I I to know your that as part of your family my thoughts and prayers are with you, Katie & Ryan. We will always be here for you.

  9. To the Burns family,We just found out of Les’s passing , our heartfelt condolences. Les was a great guy. So sorry the Hitchcock’s 

  10. So sorry for the loss.  I was often in the same class as Les in high school.  Such a great guy, friendly and easy going!!   RIP Les…

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