Stuart Burnett

Obituary of Stuart Wilford Burnett

Stuart W. Burnett, age 69, passed away at his home in Tupper Lake on March 29, 2021. His battle in recent years with a serious illness related to his exposure to agent orange during the Vietnam War exemplified both his strength and courage. Stuart was born on June 14, 1951 to Amy Laplante Burnett. At the very young age of 17, Stu joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was sent to Vietnam in 1969. He finished his tour and returned home. It was then that he met and married the love of his life, Rose Marie (Lamica) Burnett. Together, they had three children, Stuart Jr., Corey and Candice. Stu spent his life in the service of others. He was a proud husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. He worked as an electrician for Sunmount until he retired. Then in his retirement, he enjoyed working at the Lake Eaton Campground and for the St. Alphonsus church. He was always fixing someone’s roof, plumbing, electrical... anything that needed to be done. He spent decades as a volunteer for our community. He was a dedicated member of the fire department, the Rescue Squad, and the Dive team for many years. His sense of duty to others and his community was engraved into who he was and how he will be remembered. He was also an avid hunter, coin collector and enjoyed being a Civil War Reenactor. Stu was so many things. He was somebody that commanded the room when he entered. He was loud and strong.... He was fierce in both protecting and loving his family... He worked harder than anybody and gave freely to those around him. He was a proud provider and a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend... He was a master story teller and had the best laugh. He was kind, honorable, proud and lest we not forget how stubborn he was. Stuart is survived by his wife Rose, his son Stuart Burnett Jr and his wife Kelly of Tampa, FL, his son Corey and his wife Melissa of Tupper Lake, NY, his daughter Candice and her partner James Dear Jr. of Constable, NY and his daughter, Mariah and her fiancé, Kevin Beaudette of Tupper Lake, NY. He is also survived by many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, sisters, brothers and friends that will forever hold him in their hearts. It was Stu’s wishes to not have a service. Donations can be made in his name to the Tupper Lake Rescue Squad. Stu considered the medical professionals on that squad to be family. We will forever be thankful for the many times they came to his aid, including the final call in which they fought so hard for him. The family will hold a celebration of life, date yet to be determined.
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