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Patrick Burns March 1, 1984 - November 22, 2019

Patrick Anthony Burns

Beloved son of Daniel Anthony Burns and Sharon Sequenzia Burns; dear brother of Molly Cronin (Michael), Bridget Connell (Ryan), and Megan Burns; dear grandson of the late Eugene and Therese Burns and the late Joseph and Bernadette Sequenzia; our dear nephew, cousin, and friend to many.

Services: Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday November 29, 2019 at The Church of Annunziata, 9305 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124.  Visitation at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday November 29, 2019 at The Church of Annunziata, 9305 Clayton Road, Ladue, MO 63124.  Visitation at 9:00 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10:00 a.m. Family and friends are invited to attend.


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    Anonymous says

    You are loved and missed everyday.

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    Anonymous says

    Patrick is a beautiful kind, amazing human being with so much love. He is the Light that will keep us strong, connected and remembered everyday. He always wants the best for everyone!

    How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

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    Patti Poisson says

    Dan and Shari, we just heard of the tragic loss of your son, and are so sorry for you and your family. We understand the sorrow and hurt that you are feeling. I still remember with fondness how, as just a little tyke, Patrick called me Patti Fish!

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    Anonymous says

    Thinking of you all during this hard time. I am so sorry for your loss, Patrick will be so missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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    matt says

    first, I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Burns family. Especially to Mr. & Mrs. Burns, Molly, Bridget, & Meagan. I’m incredibly sorry for your loss & I realize that this is something that is just beginning to sink in & will drastically change your lives forever.  I hope that I can be there for you like Pat was there for me when I experienced a loss similar to this.

    Thank you all for coming.  Pat came across many people and would change and influence their live’s in many ways.

    it’s only been 132 days since park’s service & here most of us all are again. This time its for my best friend. Pat was a friend to so many. He gathered and brought people together that would never have been if it wasn’t for him. Pat’s personality was much bigger than his physical stature & was so full of life, zest, & an invincibility, that I never thought he would leave us so unexpectedly and so soon.  The evening of Willows service, Pat & I were sitting outside talking. We said to each other that if one of us dies that the other would speak at the funeral.  I remember telling him what I might say…

    “If you thought you were cool, you hadn’t met Pat Burns yet.”   He was unique in every sense of the word.  A personality that was unlike anyone else’s.  He didn’t follow any trends or copy anyone else’s style. In STL, he was the one setting the trends & making up the styles.  He was so cool, he had his own vocabulary. One that we could use wherever went so only his crew would know what we were talking about.  Words that he made up in his creative & ever brainstorming, Churchillian mind, that I use and have passed on to many people throughout my life.  Words like Daryl, key, styzz, rell, sketch, been known, rep, down, gnar, key factors, 2down & many more.  He had nicknames for all his friends and the people we’d come across… tino was one of mine. His collo-quial skills were, obviously, of the keyesst order.  

    He had a charisma, unlike any other, that drew people from every walk of life to him.  Wherever we went, he could get along with & become friends with anyone he met. He connected with people from every background, every culture, every race, & every age because of his genuineness, kindheartedness, confidence, & uniqueness.  he had incredible amount of street smarts & was a social chameleon because of his ability to blend seamlessly into any social environment. He definitely possessed the gift of gab, meaning, he could speak with eloquence & a fluency that made people listen to him & believe what he said, which he used to make real connections with those whose path he came across.  

    Pat could bring people together because they felt comfortable with him & trusted that he had your best interest at heart. He wanted to see you happy & made sure you were getting the most & best out of life.  He was definitely extroverted in every sense of the word & I would have never met many of the people I know & am friends with, had it not been for him. He was always organizing get togethers, planning adventures, imagining the possibilities the future might hold, or just making sure we were enjoying the moment. This was something that just came naturally & instinctually to him.  Seeing happiness & joy in others gave him exactly that, happiness & joy.  

    pat faced & overcame many adversities in his life & learned something from them all. we all face challenges in life & these things make us stronger & it’s during the difficult times our character develops.  it was during his hard times that pats true character shown through.  It was the same bright, shining, light that we all had seen before, full of love, kindness, compassion, energy, vibrance, & warmth. it is hard for those virtues to always be radiating through because you are always learning, developing, & growing closer to God through your trials. The evening after Park’s memorial, we talked about how unexpected & tragic death can be & that we gotta take care of ourselves & really appreciate the gift of life that God has given us because we never know what’s gonna happen in the future.

    last Thursday night, we kicked it at my place, talked, & chilled in front of the fire. we were making plans to kick it with our boy, Mike corella, who pat nicknamed the Rilla, the Friday after Thanksgiving. We reminisced of the good times back in the day & the exciting, endless, possibilities the future might hold. Neither of us ever thinking or imagining that that evening was the last time we’d ever see each other.

    I Know pat is a part of me & has always been because he has helped me become who I am. He’s taught me to be comfortable in my own skin, to do my own thing, to stand up for what i believe in, to rep key factors, to not get 2down, to be the keysest i can be, to be a gentleman of the utmost caliber, & to love my family & friends, along with many other essential things. his passing also strengthens my resolve to remember to always do my best to make the next right choice bc i never know what can happen tomorrow. Thank you God, for letting pat be the person I could call my best friend.  I’m going to miss that huge Daryl, l but I know he will always be watching over me, guiding me down the right path, making clear the right choices, helping me to do the next right thing & just like he did for everyone he came across, helping me be the best I can be. That’s who pat was. he brought out the best in all of us because that was his style…… that was the styzz he repped…… That’s what he was down to do. I love you pat & I’m going to miss you bro.

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    Annhild Hansen, Norway says

    Dear Patrick
    I am honored to have been a part of your childhood. Your eyes filled with kindness, your love and good sense of humor will always have a place in my heart ❤️
    Until we meet again, love Annie

    Sending my warmest thoughts to Shari, Dan, Molly, Bridget and Megan ❤️

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    Melissa Kaegel says

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts.

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    Sara Castro says

    Shari and family,
    You all you in my thoughts and prayers I couldn’t imagine what you all are dealing with. Shari I love you with all my heart and just remember you are a strong courageous warrior woman!
    Love to all!

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    Tim, Jennifer, Katie and Maggie says

    Dear Daniel (my brother),Shari and the girls,

    We are so sorry for the tremendous loss you are feeling. We hope for strength at this time of such sorrow and are remembering Patrick and the entire family in our thoughts and prayers. Patrick will always live in our hearts.

    Love the Connecticut Burns Famly,

    Tim, Jennifer, Katie and Maggie

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    Peter Barker says

    Pat!!! My brother! I just found out an hour ago and haven’t been able to stop crying. I love u bro. Big Bad always has a smile and a hug for u! You selflessly helped shape and jumpstart my career and made me feel included and welcome in your family. You always came through with a gang of jokes making us crack up. You were the most loyal human on this Planet! You would speak up for people on their behalf and advocate for truth because you have the Holy Spirit in u! I have so many voicemails of you calling me in Cali pouring love and caring for ur real ride or die brother that I will cherish now and forever! I love your laugh your smile and your beautiful soul. PB u r mourned by this PB.

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    Peter Barker says

    Pat I love u as a brother! So much more than a friend, You Are family to me. You helped change my life! You took pleasure in helping people being a servant of God. You Provided love and fellowship like no one else on this earth. You reached out to me selflessly helping me jumpstart and shape my career, plus you embedded me into your families embrace. You were beyond Loyal of anyone I have ever met. You stood up for other people if Who felt they were being mistreated. You have always had the Holy Spirit in u. I love u so much, I will always be a brother of you Patrick. I love you so much that I even let you call me the nickname ‘big bad’ You made me crack up and laugh constantly. I cannot stop crying bro, I love u and ur fam 4 life

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    Tim, Jennifer, Katie and Maggie says

    To my brother Dan, Shari and girls,
    Our heart felt condolences to the family for your loss. We are thinking and praying for of all of you and the heartbreak you are going through. Remember the good times, there are many.


    The Connecticut Burns Family

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    Anonymous says

    I remember talking to him when he was living in the apartment at my mom’s house and thinking how healthy and happy he looked. Just a kind soul, and I am so sorry to hear of his passing. My mom and I send our condolences. Let us know if you need anything.

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    Jon F. says

    Pat was my friend. He was like a brother when I was growing up. We trusted each other, fought each other and loved each other like brothers. He was my paisan. He was always very generous. He always made me feel like I was part of his family. So did Dan and Shari and all of his sisters. So many memories of Pat have been running through my mind the last few days. I remember when he and Dan took me to California. I was showered in generosity. It was an incredible trip. Too many memories to list here. He was a good person taken too soon. Pat-I love you and know you are at peace. You will deeply missed. Dan, Shari, Molly, Bridget, Megan-I’m deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Carolyn Hilburn says

    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.

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      Val says

      My heartfelt sympathies to all of Pat’s loved ones. Hanging out at our house, Pat was always one of Jon’s friends who would talk with me and ask me what was going on with me. He often made me laugh with his great sense of humor. He left this world way too soon.

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    Jimmy E. Malcolm-Johnson says

    Bridget, please know you, Ryan and all of your family and friends affected by the loss of your brother are in our prayers. Jimmy and Tom Malcolm-Johnson

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    Katie Burns says

    Sending my love to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be dearly missed. Love, Katie

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    Jenn says

    Pat was always so spirited and had the biggest heart! I am so so sorry for your pain and heartbreak at the loss of such an amazing person. My deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy to your entire family. Pat will forever be in our hearts and missed always.

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    Jeanie Gillam says

    Dan, Shari, Molly, Bridget, and Megan
    There really are no words…sending love and light to all of you. I am deeply sorry for your tragic loss.

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    Kathy says

    Patrick had a kind heart and a beautiful soul. I will remember the days of running around Racquet Club Ladue in the summers when we were kids. I remember one day I was struggling to learn a new dive and he was super helpful and encouraging. He will be missed by many.

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    Brenda Heusler says

    Shari, Dan and girls,
    I’m so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss. May you be comforted by special memories of Patrick and knowing he is at peace.

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    Tyler says

    I never really met you or got to chat with you, all I know about you is through the love and happiness you spread to your sisters. They love you and always will. I know you will continue to look out for them. I will try my best to keep those in my life smiling and happy and knowing how much they are loved, as you were so clearly a bright light in your loved ones lives. Rest In Peace.

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    Carolyn Burghoff says

    Shari, Dan and family,
    Love and prayers to you all. We are so deeply sorry for your tragic loss.
    Carolyn & Matt Burghoff

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      Anisha says

      There was no one like Pat! No matter what he always made people laugh and put a smile on their face! I remember sitting and listening to his stories, thinking is this real or just Pat trying to make me laugh. No matter what was going on with Pat, he always made sure to let me know he was there for me. He had a big heart and wanted to help! The first time I met him I remember saying,”where are you from, you have an accent.” Pat responded,”No girl that’s just the Pat way.” Lol. I’ll always remember you Pat, you were one of a kind! My prayers and thoughts to the family & until we meet again buddy! RIP

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    Sheila Sullivan says

    My prayers are with Patrick and all of the family

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    Jane Hull says

    Dan and Shari, so sorry for your tragic loss. Praying for the whole family.

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    Aunt Pat Gustin says

    Our love to all of you during this shocking, sadden time of Patrick’s passing. He was quite a young man of 26 years. He will be remembered in our hearts. Prayers of comfort
    and hugs. Love The Gustin family.

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    Shad says

    I’m so sorry Shari I know how hard this has been on you and your beautiful family. Patrick’s spirit was too strong and wild for this world and he will be waiting in the next. There is nothing any of us could have done. I love you!

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    Molly says

    I will forever hear your laugh and see your smile. My big brother. I love you so much and never will stop. You were my first friend, my first idol, my only brother. You’ve given me so much and taught me so many lessons. You’ll always be my hero.

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