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Edward Burns, Legendary Arlington High Hockey Coach, Dies at 93

The high school's hockey arena is named in his honor.

Edward Burns. Photo credit: DeVito Funeral Home
Edward Burns. Photo credit: DeVito Funeral Home
The following is from DeVito Funeral Home.

Edward P. Burns Sr., of Arlington, died Sunday, Feb. 9.

Beloved husband of Edith B. “Betty” (Bergstrom) Burns. Devoted father of Ed Jr., of California, Carl and wife Joan of Reading, Gary and wife Laurie of Seattle, Betty Ann Britton and husband Jay of Ashland, Brian of Easton, Marybeth Roche and husband Fred of Reading and Arline Peduto and husband Ed of Wakefield. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Brother of the late George and Albert Burns and Catherine McNamara.

Funeral from the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass. Ave., ARLINGTON, Thursday morning at 9, followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 in St. Eulalia Church, Winchester. Committal service to follow Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Visiting hours in the DeVito Funeral Home Wednesday 1-8 p.m.

Late WWII Marine Veteran, retired Arlington High school teacher, athletic director, hockey coach for 50 years and football coach for 21 years.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ed’s memory to: The Arlington High School Hockey Club, 60 Epping St., Arlington, MA, 02474, Attention Richard Greco. For directions or to send a condolence, visit devitofuneralhomes.com.
Wind Dummy 25 February 10, 2014 at 07:32 AM
God bless you and thank you Ed Burns. You seen your life's duty and you did well. Arlington was damn lucky to have you for those many years. Check out the times; -X Before Ed Burns -X During Ed Burns -X After Ed Bruns
Christine Carney February 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM
I was lucky to have Mr. Burns as a teacher when I was a sophomore at AHS many years ago. He was a wonderful teacher and may he rest in peace.
John February 10, 2014 at 06:21 PM
The word "legend" is often used when not truly deserved. Ed Burns was a true legend. He represented the best of Arlington and will be missed and fondly remembered by many.

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