Michael L. Burns of North Providence dies at 71


Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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Michael L. Burns, 71, of North Providence, died Monday, October 18, 2021 in Rhode Island Hospital.

Born in Cambridge, MA, he was the son of the late Albert and Jane (Young) Burns. He was the beloved husband of Karen (Metfooney) Burns.

In his youth, Michael was a dedicated musician, playing bass guitar and enjoying the great outdoors, especially fishing. Later in his life, he spent the time birding, taking quiet walks in nature, and studying his Bible. He has spent decades building a career in the Rhode Island jewelry industry. He was a well-known prankster with a wonderful sense of humor, and he went out of his way to make everyone he met smile every day.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Zachariah Burns, Kristin Burns, Michael Burns and Sean Burns. Brother of Paul Burns, Robert Burns and Katy Belmont, as well as the late James Burns and the late Barbara Burns. He is also survived by his three grandchildren Brandon, Johanna and Alexa.

Visiting hours will be Friday, October 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the AA Mariani & Son Funeral Home, 200 Hawkins Street, Providence, RI 02904.

Interment will be private.

To send flowers to Michael’s family, please visit the flower shop.

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