Richard A. Burnham


Richard A. Burnham, 77, of Warwick died on May 8, 2012 at home. He was the husband of Christine (Clark) Burnham.

Born in Harrison, Maine, a son of the late Raymond A. Burnham & Dorothy E. (Barker) Mader, he lived in Warwick for most of his life. Mr Burnham was a United States Naval Veteran of the Vietnam War. He served throughout the world on various ships from 1952-1972. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans. He retired from Brown University where he was employed as a stationary engineer.

Besides his wife, he is survived by two children, a son, Brian A. & wife Maureen Burnham of Warwick and a daughter, Dawn M. Burnham of Aurora, Ill.; three grandchildren, Kristen, Luke and Sarah Burnham; brother of Joan Lawrence, William Burnham, Kenneth Burnham and the late Raymond Burnham.

Mr. Burnham was buried with military honors in the Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery, Exeter.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Disabled Veterans of America Charitable Service Trust.


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