Obituary of Daniel Burns
On Sunday September 27, 2020, Mr. Daniel Burns died peacefully in his sleep, with his partner and close friends at his side. Mr. Burns split his time between Boston and Newport RI, where he was respected and loved by many.
Mr. Burns was an amateur historian and researched and shared the history of his Newport home. He was a member of the Newport Tree Conservancy and contributed to the effort to have trees planted throughout Newport. Mr. Burns was a leader by his example. He planted a large variety of trees on his own property, which eventually, was declared an Arboretum. He was a respected leader in business, having worked at Oracle, Endogen and State Street Bank. His advice and counsel was sought after and valued by his friends, co-workers and many others.
Dan is survived by his partner of several decades, Thomas (Tom) Eberhardt, his mother, Nancy Burns, his sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Doug Sawyer, and his nephews, Ryan Sawyer and Paul Sawyer. He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur Burns.
Mr. Burns lived a full life and will be missed by his partner, friends and by all whose lives he touched.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be to the Newport Tree Conservancy, PO Box 863, Newport, RI 02840 or by visiting www.newporttreeconservancy.org/donate.
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