Michael R Burns

May 1, 1955 ~ February 9, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old


Michael R. Burns, 68, of Eatontown, NJ, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, passed away at home on February 9, 2024. Michael was the beloved son of Walter.

He is a retired firefighter for FDNY Engine 241, Ladder 109 in Brooklyn, serving heroically for 22 years. During his fire service, Mike searched for survivors at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.

He is predeceased by his parents and his treasured Grandson, Owen Patrick Lavin.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Susan E. (Harris) Burns and his children: Melissa Lavin and husband Seamus of Brooklyn, NY; Robert and fiancé Michelle Sopronyi of Cream Ridge, NJ; and Timothy and fiancé Jessica Brozena of Eatontown, NJ. He is also survived by his grandsons Brendan Michael Lavin and Kieran Owen Lavin.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mike’s memory may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation.

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February 19, 2024

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
John E. Day Funeral Home
85 Riverside Avenue
Red Bank, New Jersey 07701

February 20, 2024

10:30 AM to TBD
St. Dorothea's RC Church
240 Broad Street
Eatontown, NJ 07724


Resurrection Cemetery

Staten Island, NY


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