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Anthony M. Burns

Born May 16, 1992

Anthony M. Ant Burns, age 24, of Newark, DE, passed away tragically from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on May 16, 1992, Anthony was the son of Raymond J. and Tara M. (Brady) Burns. Anthony is survived by his parents, Raymond and Tara of Newark; and brothers, Raymond J. Burns, Jr. (Kasey) and Dustin D. Burns (Ashlee) both of Newark, DE. He was a playful Uncle to Shannon, Braeden and Sarah whom he loved and adored. Grandson of Raymond G. and Patricia Burns, Daniel and Agnes Brady, and Walter and Regina (deceased) Aubrey. Special nephew to many Aunts and Uncles. Fun loving cousin to many, many cousins. Best friend to all who knew him here and in heaven. And boyfriend to Arianna Rae.

Anthony will be received with open arms in heaven from many loving family and friends who have passed before him and will be there to show him the way.

He was a member of the graduating class of 2010 from Newark High School. A standout student athlete, Anthony played football, and was a four year member of the varsity wrestling team and was captain his senior year. He was employed as a postal carrier for the USPS for the past 2 years.

Anthony was a longtime parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Bear. In his spare time, he enjoyed hanging out with his friends, fishing and visiting the shooting range. He was a fun loving kind hearted person to all that he came in contact with and had the pleasure to know.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday morning, July 29, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church, 345 Bear-Christiana Road, Bear, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Anthony’s memory may be made to Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, 2524 E. Clearfield St., Philadelphia, PA 19134 or by visiting


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  • Anthony I love you so much my heart is breaking because i’m gonna miss you’re smiling face and you’re antics you were always there for anyone who needed you any time any place and all the friends are really gonna miss you too I know cause I have been reading all the things they wrote you you were and still are the best love you and miss you so bad ….I know you will make heaven that much better for all who are there till we meet againlove grandpop brady

  • It is real, I feel like I am in a nightmare…Anthony you were such a sweet and wonderful man, you were one of a kind. You are going to be missed, but never ever forgotten. I am going to miss seeing you but I know you will be with us all watching us from up above. I watched you grow up and always said I was going to marry you…lol. Please watch over your family and keep them safe, and help them get through this… high sweetheart….see you someday! Love you

  • I love you brother you will be missed

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Anthony fly high with all it family up their u r so sadly. Missed down here but God wanted u more we need u to watch over all of us stay by ur. Mom she will feel u. God bless u ur. A sweet angle now R.I.P

  • My deepest sympathy to my dear cousin, Raymond and Tammy. My heart is breaking for you. Life is so short and we never know when God is going to take us home. Fly High Anthony, watch over your parents. I love you all. R.I.P Anthony.

  • Ray and Tammy my heart is so heavy for you at this time. My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you and your boys! I hope you find the strength you need to get you through this time. God bless you all.

  • Rest In Peace Ant. You’ll never be forgotten man. Many good times, some of the best times. Rest easy brother. I love you.

  • Our deepest sympathy – Jonathan will welcome him with open arms as well.

    Robin & Wayne

  • Our condolences Tammy , Ray and family our hearts are breaking for all of you Anthony was a nice young man always polite and friendly , an all around really great guy he will be missed . We love all of you if we can help in any way please let me know .

  • Our condolences to the family on behalf of our daughters friend.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I will be keeping you’re family in my prayers.


  • Any loss is a sad loss especially when its a child or young person who’s life is taken way to early. I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting your son but what Angel tells me is that he was amazing. I am very sorry for your loss and i will pray for your family, may he rest in peace and to watch over you, i can’t even imagine losing a child only watch and help as my best friend did, so i know its a very sad time for all that knew and loved him so please accept my condolences.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers coming to the whole family.

  • Fly high Anthony! Watch over your mom and family! Say hi to Frankie!

  • My deepest condolences to Tammy, Ray and family. Anthony is in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember the times we had on Jackson street. I love you guys!

  • My deepest sympathy goes to all of Anthonys family and friends! Tammy and Ray, my heart bleeds for you, I just hope you can find strength to get through this,I’m so sorry I cant be there in person, but I’m there with you in my heart. R.I.P ANTHONY!

  • I am so sorry for your loss. even though we barely knew each fly high cuz love you.

  • I am Sorry For the Family and Friends of Anthony–this is a Tragic loss.

    Please continue to put one foot in front of the other while you Miss Anthony.

    This is all I could do as a Mom with this experience.

    He is in a Better place with Family.

    You still Miss him Dearly.

    Wiz Khalifa’s song came out: Til I See You Again; this tore me up and also helped me.


  • I LOVE you my brother Ray and sister Tammy you guys mean the world to me and I loved that little man of yours. He will be missed more then you can imagine. You guys do not deserve this heartache and hopefully what they say is what is is, and that’s that he is in a better place. I can’t say he is is or is not I have never been, but we can only hope it is all true cause he deserves that much. He was such an amazing man, level headed, smart and strong and OMG he would and did anything for anybody so hopefully this better place with God will take all of this into consideration because he deserves that much. I have struggled for days to even get on FB but now that I have I can understand the release everyone has had…. I love you please know that, signed your sister Kristy xoxoxo

  • My heart breaks that you are not here. You were a great person and always made me feel welcomed. You had a great sense of humor and always made me laugh. GOD gained a very special angel when he received you. Look down on your family and help them get through this. You are sadly missed by so many , you have touched so many lives and hearts. Rest in Peace Anthony. Tammy, Ray, Dustin and rest of family my heart aches for all of you. My prayers to you all.

  • So sorry for all that your family is going through. Hope you take comfort in knowing he is now watching over you all.
    Made a donation as suggested in his honor. Please let us know if there’s anything else we can do.

  • We are SO sorry for your loss of Anthony.

    He was our mail carrier in Fairfield. He was so proud of his job, always happy, professional and such a hard worker.

    We always inquired and worried about him, when we did not see him for a while.

    About 2 weeks ago we finally got to see him again, when he was delivering this route. It was so nice to be able to catch up with him and to know he was doing ok.

    No matter what his day or life was like, he always showed that beautiful smile!!

    Your family should be very proud of Anthony, he truly was a very special person!

  • Tammy, Ray, Ray Jr., Dustin, Agnes, Dan and all the family n friends. So sorry when I heard of the passing of Anthony. I can always remember Agnes telling stories of her grandchildren n how proud she was of them all. My prayers will b with you n your entire family in these upcoming weeks. I know your hearts r broken n mending will take all of you leaning on each other. Anthony make you rest in peace n watch over us all.

  • You will be missed bro

  • Life gives you obstacles some people seen to have them more than others. Some may react to these challenges it will make them stronger. Some feel there is no hope so why even bother.

    Based on the time frame I have known you, I see you and Ray as two individuals faced with adversity and fighting. You may have moments of tears and bruises but never loose sight what is important and that is family.

    Stay strong hold on to the ones you have left and always remember the ones who left before you is only making the path clear for when you get there for the reunion.

  • My heart breaks each time I think of Anthony and those here who love him. I can’t begin to imagine the pain of losing a son or brother, a nephew or grandson. My prayers and love are with you.

  • I remember you as a little boy and never got to know you as a man but I’sure you were a great one. May your spirit watch over your family.