Richard M. Burns, an 84 year old Ansonia resident and husband to Dorothy Olson Burns, entered into eternal rest May 9. He was born May 17, 1938 in Derby, son of the late Thomas and Irene Harrington Burns. He graduated from Ansonia’s Pine High School and served in World War II as an Army medic. He worked for Farrel Corp. until retirement, and was a member the Farrel Old Timer’s Club. He was also a member of the Webster Hose Fire Co. and The Knights of Columbus. Richard loved his family dearly and enjoyed time spent around the table. Richard was an excellent cook and baker. He enjoyed preparing wonderful meals from his newest Bon Appetit magazine. A wonderful meal was always followed by an exceptional dessert. Baking was a special gift he always shared with others. He always enjoyed a good family cookout with a Hummel hot dog and a cold beer. He was predeceased by his two brothers Father Joseph Burns & Thomas Burns, and his sister Elizabeth Blanchard. In addition to his wife ‘Dot’, he leaves to cherish his memory three daughters, Kathy Simon (Michael) of Ansonia, Maureen Sawn (Tom) of Cherry Hill, N.J. and Dorothy Sergi (John) of Boston, Ma., his brother Peter Burns of Milford, his sister Irene Brown of Newington, six grandchildren Caroline, Matt, Olivia, Hannah, Sam & Grace and several nieces & nephews. Friends may call at The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home on Friday, May 13 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Regardless of current guidelines, we kindly ask all visitors to wear a mask. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday at 10:00 a.m. (DIRECTLY) from The Church of the Assumption, 61 N. Cliff St. Ansonia. Burial follows in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends who wish may make donations in his memory to his church.