Earl Kenneth Burnette of N. Chelmsford, MA Loving Husband, Father and Grandfather


5930-burnetteEarl K. Burnette, 86, of N. Chelmsford, MA died Thursday, November 17th 2016 at his home after a long illness.

He was married to Margaret (Matthews) Burnette and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last January. Born in Lenior City, TN, he was the son of the late Ira and Lucy Burnette. He proudly served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Earl worked as a Nurses's Assistant at Bedford VA.  He enjoyed being out in his backyard, spending time with his family and his dog Buddy. He loved to go the Pheasant Lane Mall. In addition to his devoted wife, Margaret, he is survived by 4 children, Linda Valentino of Salem, NH, Donna Leduc and her husband Edward of N. Chelmsford; Michael Burnette and his wife Helen of Grafton, NH; Kim Pevey and Kevin MacKenna of N. Chelmsford; 6 grandchildren, Corey, Brian, Tina, Kevin, Joey and Erica; 8 great grandchildren, as well as his many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by many siblings from Tennesee and Florida. The family appreciates all the support from Merrimack Valley Hospice.

Visiting Hours are Sunday 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford, MA. Funeral Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the North Chelmsford Congregational Church, 15 Princeton St., N. Chelmsford, MA.  Burial in Fairview Cemetery, N. Chelmsford.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Road, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863.


November 20, 2016
Dolan Funeral Home


November 21, 2016
Congregational Church of North Chelmsford
  1. Eliot Laracuente-Cotte says:

    Dear Kim and family, With our deepest condolences. – Eliot, Risobel & family

  2. Betsy Tellier says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Best wishes, Betsy

  3. stephen glidden says:

    I’m sorry for ur lost donna and everyone in the family from Stephen Glidden

  4. Gene Burnette says:

    So sorry for your lost. Gene

  5. Gail Hyde says:

    Dear Kim and family so sorry for the loss of your dear father! know that I’m thinking of you during your time of sadness with loving thoughts.

  6. Tina says:

    Grandpa, I know you were ready, we were not ready to let go. We will always miss you and have so many wonderful memories to hang onto. Love you grandpa, until we meet again. With Love, Tina, Guy, Kassandra and Madelyn XOXO

  7. Edna Burnette & Wanda Burnette Plemons says:

    Condolences from Eddie & Wanda…..

  8. Kim says:

    Your wings were ready, but we were not.
    Love you forever and a day. Your baby daughter Kim

  9. Donna Leduc says:

    Your passing may have taking you away from me, but my love for you will always be in my heart and thoughts each day. Miss you so much. Love from your daughter Donna!!

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