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Paul Burton has been remembered as dedicated to good works. (St Vincent de Paul Society NSW)

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW has paid tribute to its state president, Paul Burton, who died on Sunday. 

“As a member for over 40 years, Mr Burton has dedicated much of his life to the good works of the St Vincent de Paul Society,” Vinnies NSW said in a statement.

“Crediting his grandfather’s legacy as a Vincentian for inspiration to join the society, he did so in the 1980s while living in southwestern Sydney.”

Prior to his election as Vinnies state president in February 2022, Mr Burton served as the president of the St Patrick’s West Tamworth conference and held leadership roles as regional president and president of Armidale Diocesan Central Council.  

“In his term as state president, Mr Burton served with humility, respect and a true sense of Vincentian spirit. He never forgot the vulnerable, marginalised and disadvantaged. He was selfless in his service of others, often putting the people the Society assists before his own wellbeing,” the society said.

In his professional career, Mr Burton specialised in road, rail, sea, and air logistics, providing transport, warehousing and distribution services to the food, agricultural and pharmaceutical sectors.

“Mr Burton will be greatly missed by everyone across the society, leaving behind a wonderful legacy of prayerfulness, healing, kindness, compassion, and companionship. The Society hold Mr Burton’s wife, Jennifer, and his four children – Alicia, Joanne, Rachael and Sean and extended family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.”


Announcement from St Vincent de Paul Society NSW (St Vincent de Paul Society NSW)