GLENBURN – John Eugene Burns Jr., 61, died peacefully with his family by his side, Feb. 5, 2004, at a Bangor hospital, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 20, 1942, in Houlton, the son of John E. and Ardis N. Burns Sr. John grew up in Weston, and attended Lee Academy and Bangor High School. John worked as a local contractor for many years in the greater Bangor area. John will be fondly remembered for the many hours that he spent gardening and attending his many animals at his home in Glenburn. He is survived by his mother, Ardis N. Burns of Bangor; children, John and his wife, Sharon, of Hermon, James Sr. and his wife, Karen, of Bangor, Joseph and his wife, Karen, of Brewer, Jeffrey and his wife, Wendi, of Bangor, and Nikki and her husband, Kurt Thomas, of Hermon; the mother of his children, Carlene Burns of Bangor; one brother, Delano and his wife, Linda Burns, of Hudson; two sisters, Beverly and her husband, Cliff, of Silver Spring, Md., and Bonnie and her husband, Al Sweigard, of Meriden, Conn.; six special grandchildren; and a special companion, Sandra Viner and her daughters, Tammy and Cindy of Glenburn. He was predeceased by his father, John E. Burns Sr. The family wishes to express their thanks to the doctors, nurses and dedicated staff at EMMC who cared for our father in his time of need. The family will have a private memorial service.