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ROCKWOOD, Robert J. Burns, 81, died March 22, 2006, at C.A. Dean Hospital in Greenville. He was born September 4, 1924, in Verplanck, New York, a son of Patrick and Marguerite (Keon) Burns. He graduated from Fordham University, and served in the U.S. Naval Air Force during WWII. After the service Bob taught school for 30 years in New York State. After teaching Bob retired to Rockwood, to work at his hobby of wood working and cabinet making.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Shokey) Burns of Rockwood; 2 daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Shawne Pierson, and their son, Benjamin, all of Vernon Hills, Illinois, and Margaret and Mark Vogl of Billings, Montana; a brother, Patrick Burns of Oswego, New York; several nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Greenville with the Rev. Fr. William Modlin. Those who wish may make donations to the Capital Campaign, C. A. Dean Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Greenville. For more information or to sign an online guestbook go to

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