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Francis Burns

November 14, 1930 — July 15, 2020

Francis Burns

Mr. Francis Burns, age 89, of Gibsonville, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his residence after several months of failing health.

Born in Massachusetts, he was a retired U.S. Army Veteran with over 21 years of service and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was an Army Ranger and a Green Beret, receiving several medals including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.  Francis was a longtime member of the V.F.W. Post 1067 located in Burlington and was an avid golfer.

Mr. Burns is survived by his wife of the home, Flor Guerrero Burns; four children, Kevin Burns, Robert Burns, Katherine Burns and Marcos Burns; a step son, Luis (Sarah) Maravilla; and a step granddaughter, Catalina Maravilla.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM Sunday, July 19, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Chaplin Scott Lewis.  Mr. Burns cremains will be buried at Salisbury National Cemetery at a later date.

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