Jay F. Burns

April 23, 1959May 13, 2010

Jay Burns, age 51, of Swansea, died Thursday, May 13, 2010 at Kindred Hospital Northeast in Stoughton. He was the former husband of Christel A. (Carpenter) Burns.

Born in Mamaroneck, New York a son of Joan (Schmitterer) Burns of Georgia and the late Dr. John F. Burns, Jr., he had been a long time area resident having lived in Swansea for the past 3 years. Mr. Burns was a 1977 graduate of the Hackley School in Tarrytown, New York and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and State University College at Oswego, New York.

He worked all his life as a manager at Brewers Sakonnet Marina in Portsmouth, Rhode Island was a member of the Sportsman Club of Portsmouth, enjoyed woodworking, hayrides, and working with his hands.

In addition to his mother and former wife he is survived by his son, Brandon J. Burns and his girlfriend Stacy Gonsalves of Rehoboth, daughter Mackenzie A. Burns of East Providence, son Caleb J. DeMoranville and daughter Skylar B. DeMoranville and their mother Kerry DeMoranville all of Swansea, twin-sisters Michelle Fitzpatrick and her husband Paul of Fairfield, CT and Nadine Heine and her husband David of Raleigh, NC, three nieces and one nephew.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 12NOONin Christ Episcopal Church, 57 Main Street, Swansea. Arrangements are in the care of the WARING-SULLIVAN HOME OF MEMORIAL TRIBUTE at BIRCHCREST, Swansea.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jay F. Burns

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Bill Jameson Yacht Sales

January 22, 2011

A good man... A really good man in our industry... Always kind and cooperative in assisting my efforts in selling one of his customers's boats... He and his work ethic will be missed... Rest peacefully, Jay...

polly culbreth

December 22, 2010

"love you,like there's no tomorrow..." R.I.P. my one and only true love forever.....

Raquel Ramos

June 18, 2010

Jay was a very special person and will truly be missed by his Brewer's family and all who have had the privledge to be his friend. Jay's family-Brandon and Stacy, You are all in our thoughts of deepest sympathy and friendship.
Raquel,Jim and Shane Ramos
and the Boys

Jo Anne Torres

May 20, 2010

My sincere condolences to Jay's family at this very sad time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Jo Anne Torres
Palm Harbor, Fl
(formerly of Common Fence Point)

May 18, 2010

Jay will be missed as an important Manager with the Brewer Yacht Group. My heart goes out to Mackenzie and Brandon. The loss of any member of the family is always difficult. May god be with your family in this time of need.
Sincerely, Bruce Chappell Manager Pilots Point Marina East