Richard F. Burns ’50 died on February 23, 2008, in South Portland, Maine.
Born on September 6, 1925, in Portland, he prepared for college at Cheverus High School. Upon his return from Japan with the 24th Infantry Division, he attended Portland Junior College and then Bowdoin, where he became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity and a Bowdoin Scholar and was on the track and baseball teams.After graduating in 1950, he joined the Royal Globe Insurance Company. He worked throughout New England for eight years and then was appointed Agency Production Manager, overseeing the State of Maine, a position he held for 34 years. He and his wife Grace, whom he married in 1950 and who died in 2003, lived in Falmouth for more than 25 years. He was also predeceased by his son Michael, who died in 1996. He is survived by a daughter, Kathleen F. Marshall of Prince Frederick, Md.; four sons, Richard F. Burns of Greenfield, N.Y., Paul F. Burns of Cape Elizabeth, Edward F. Burns of Hampton, N.J., and Thomas F. Burns of Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and one great- grandchild.