Kenneth “Kenny” George Burns, of Friendship, died Oct. 3, passing peacefully at home.
Kenny was born April 7, 1943 in Waldoboro, to Raymond and Jennie (Simmons) Burns. He attended Waldoboro schools and had his first lobster boat at age 14. He went lobstering for some time, drove an oil truck for Genthners in Waldoboro and then became a custodian for MSAD #40 schools until his retirement 17 years later due to health reasons. Kenny loved playing cribbage and card games. He often played weekly poker or cribbage games with several groups of friends right up until this past week.
Kenny was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Thomaston.
Kenny was predeceased by his parents; son, Kenneth Burns Jr.; and siblings, Raymond Burns, Hazel Sargent, and Chester Burns.
Kenny is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy Smith Burns; son, Michael Lunt and wife Armorny of Port Clyde; daughter, Rhonda Bergoffen and husband Dan of Dunedin, Fla.; sister, Joyce Richards of Friendship; grandsons, Michael Lunt and wife Ashleigh of Port Clyde, and Robbie Lunt and partner Meagan Carves of Gardiner; and five great-grandchildren; as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
At Kenny’s request there will be no services.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Kenny’s name to the Friendship Ambulance Service, c/o Town of Friendship, P.O. Box 207, Friendship, ME 04547 or the charity of your choice.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Kenny, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.