MR. JAMES BURNS,
On Sunday last the remains of the late James Burns were interred in Burren Cemetery. The deceased was extremely well liked by all creeds and classes, who admired him for his pleasant disposition and for the honest manner in which he avowed his principles, giving offence to no one. Up to the time of his illness the deceased, despite his years, was actively engaged about his activities about the fields.
The late Mr. Burns, who was a native of Carrickmacstay, was a type of Irishman that unfortunately is becoming rarer as the years go on. Possessed of a cheerful temperament, and having the faculty to be able to think clearly and express himself wittily, he was a most interesting man to meet. Of a firm, lively faith, and loving his country ardently, he took a deep pride in her old traditions and lived up to them.
The funeral on Sunday last was extremely large and demonstrated, with what affectionate regard the deceased was held by his fellow townspeople. To his sorrowing family we respectfully tender our deepest sympathy in their bereavement.
Rev. A. McMullan C.C. officiated in St. Peter’s Church, Warrenpoint and delivered an elegant panegyric. The prayers at the graveside in Barren Cemetery were recited also by Rev, A. McMullan C.C.
The chief mourners were: Messrs Frank, James, Peter, and Patrick Burns (sons); Mrs. Joseph Morgan, Newry; Mrs. Len Philips, Hereford; and Mrs. Philip O’Neill (daughters); Mrs. A. McGuigan and Miss Mary A. Burns (sisters); Messrs Len Phillips, Hereford, Joseph Morgan Newry, Harry Elford, Bury and Philip O’Neill (sons-in-law); Mrs. Frank Burns and Mrs. Peter Burns (daughters-in-law); Kathleen and Jean Elford, Kathleen and Turlough O’Neill, Joseph, Cissie, Patsy, Kevin, Ena, Peter, Harry, Laurie and Jim Morgan, Brenda, Frank, Eamon and Brian Burns, Nora, Frank, Jim and Olive Phillips (grandchildren).
There was a Novena of Masses from:- Mary, Catherine Joe and the Children.
There were mass Offerings from the following: Philip and Alice; Nellie Hereford; Frank, Margaret and the children; Peter, Anne and Brian; Jim Liverpool; Pat, Jack and Josephine Morgan, Newry; Alice and Mary Ann.; Cissie, the two Kathleens and Turlough; Joe and Wife; Mrs. Heykman and family; Mr. and Mrs. James Connolly; Mr. and Mrs. Brady, Newry; Anne and Sally, Liverpool; Joe and Mollie McGuigan, Newry Street; Mrs. O’Neill and family, Crown Hotel; Kathleen McGivern; Mr. and Mrs. Patterson, Newry; William Morgan, Newry; Mrs. Trainor, Dublin; Mr. and Mrs. P. Woods, Newry; Hugh McAnulty and family; Mrs. Ryan and family, Post Office Street; Mrs. Fitzimmons; N.A. Donald.
There were messages of sympathy from the following:- The Elford family, Bury; The Philips family , Hereford; The Trainor Family, Dublin; The McGuffin Family, Warrenpoint; the Leach Family, Warrenpoint; Mrs. Owen Carville and Family, Warrenpoint; The Ward Family, Warrenpoint; The Weir Family, Warrenpoint.
Mr. Hugh McAnulty, undertaker, Warrenpoint and Rostrevor, had charge of the funeral arrangements.
The Newry Telegraph Tues. February 20th 1940