Lynn — Mr. Robert C. Burton, age 78, of Lynn, longtime chef at the Beverly Depot, died at his home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of the late Maggie M. (Crowell) Burton, whom he married on Feb. 9, 1964.
Born in Hughes, Arkansas, he was the son of the late Jessie Lee Burton and Mary Ella (Johnson) (Burton) Brock. He grew up in Memphis, TN, and had lived in Lynn since 1960. He was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, Lynn.
Robert was the father of Debra Burton of Swampscott and M. Burton of Boston, and the brother of Florence Bennett Burton of Michigan, Andrew Burton of Peabody, Sammy Burton of Springfield, Frank Burton of Georgia, Ozella Norris of Lynn, Mary Ann Brock of Lynn, Vernell Brock of Lynn, Eleanor Reynolds of Lynn, Diana Rucker of NH, Velma Brock of Lynn, Floyd Brock of Lynn, and of the late John Burton and Charles Brock. He also leaves many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be private for the family and will be held at a later date. Memorial donations in Robert’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Arrangements by the Cuffe-McGinn Funeral Home, 157 Maple St., Lynn, MA 01904.
For online guest book, please visit www.cuffemcginn.com.