Burman Barnett AKA, “Bunny” was born July 11, 1933 in Boston, MA to Edna and Norvell Barnett.
Siblings were Sisters Eleanor Barnett, Ruth Johnson, Alice Carter and Brother Gladstone Barnett, AKA, “Stoney”.
Bunny is survived by his daughters Brenda Brooks, Sr., Lori Barnett sons Dean, Bryce, Derrick, Dwayne Teixeira, Troy Arujo, Jeff Durham, 18 Grandchildren, 28 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great, Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He joined the Air Force on August 7, 1950 and was an active member in the Korean War and was honorably discharged on September 8, 1953. He served as President, Cambridge Veteran’s Organization. Bunny was also the Commander of VFW Post 299, in Central Square Cambridge, MA.
Bunny was the head chef at Harvard University in the mid 70’s. Shortly thereafter he then moved onto being the head chef at Emmanuel College until he retired in the late 1990’s.
As a long time resident of Cambridge where he resided on Upton St. until a fire took everything he owned. He then moved into the Manning Apartments on 237 Franklin St in Cambridge where he resided until he was called home on December 24, 2012.
He was an avid fan of collecting Jazz and Classical music. He also collected VHS tapes of old movies.
Some of his favorite sayings were:
“Will you love me when I’m old and gray?” – “It’s a family affair.” – When asked, “How are you feeling Bunny?” he would reply, “with my hands.”
Bunny was extremely loved and admired by all who knew him. The family wishes to say thank you and please know that your love and prayers are very much appreciated.
God had something special that needed to be done and only Bunny could do it, so he called him home.
A Viewing on Monday, Dec. 31, 2012 at 6 PM followed by Funeral Service at 7:00 O’clock at Riley Funeral Home, 171 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121. Final Disposition: St. Michael Crematory
Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Riley Funeral Home.