Beverly A. (Stewart) Burns


Beverly A. (Stewart) Burns, 70, died June 17, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the beloved wife of Thomas J. Burns, Jr.

A daughter of the late Walter Stewart and Gloria (Bowker) Stewart-LaFleur. Mr. and Mrs. Burns would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on July 25. Mrs. Burns was employed as an assembler for Bulova Watch and JB Prata before retiring. She was also employed as a bus aide for the Warwick School Dept. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, bingo, bowling, boating and her swimming pool. Beverly was a member of Robert T. Johnson–Gilchrist Post 183 Ladies Auxiliary.

She was the beloved mother of Keith Burns, Kathy Nonnenmacher, Thomas Burns, III and the late Donna Burns; foster mother of Joyce McGinity; sister of Walter Stewart, Jr., Michael LeFleur, Gerald LeFleur, Gloria Medeiros, Denise Lavoie, Cynthia Johnson, Beverly LeFleur and the late Robert and Joseph LeFleur, Patricia Gordon and Karen Pomillo. She was the devoted grandmother of twenty-two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Her funeral service will be held Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. in the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Chapel, 2435 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park, Warwick. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Dialysis Support Services Fund, 1775 Bald Hill Rd., Warwick, RI 02886 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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