MACHIASPORT – Albert L. Burns Sr., 51, passed away unexpectedly June 7, 2006, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1955, in Machias, the son of Asenath and Lawrence Burns. Albert graduated from Washington Academy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1974-1979. He worked many years as a diesel mechanic. Albert especially enjoyed claming and fishing. He is survived by his mother, Asenath Launiere; daughter, Renee Cook of Virginia; son, Albert Burns Jr. of Florida; five grandchildren; aunt, Ruth Crowley and husband, Allen; aunt, Goldie Robinson; several nieces and nephews; loving companion, Carolyn Hendricks; and special friend, Clayton Wood Jr.; and many other friends. He was predeceased by his father, Lawrence Burns. A graveside service will be announced at a later date.