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COVID-19 8.19.2021


Geraldine Burns, Mother of Bishop Burns, Dies at 89
Geraldine Burns, Madre del Obispo Burns, Fallece a los 89 años

  • English

    It is with deep sadness that we inform you about the passing of Geraldine L. Burns, 89, mother of Bishop Edward J. Burns, who passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.

    Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 10, 1932, Geraldine was the daughter of the late Sidney and Dorothy Whittington Little.  Her husband, Donald Burns preceded her in death on January 30, 2010.  Geraldine retired from the State Attorney General’s Office in Pittsburgh where she worked as an administrative assistant.  She and her husband lived in Ellwood City for over thirty-five years and once they retired, they split their time between Western Pennsylvania and Mesa, Arizona.  Geraldine and her husband enjoyed dancing and she golfed in several leagues.  She and her husband were active members of St. Agatha Catholic Church. During her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at both her Church, St. Bridget Catholic Church and the local hospital in Mesa.

    Geraldine is survived by her sons, Robert (Rosemary) Burns of Sarasota, FL and Bishop Edward Burns of Dallas, TX, two grandchildren, Steven and Nicole (Igor), and four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jacob, Logan, and Ella Rose.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held with only family present at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City, PA with her son, Edward Burns, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, celebrant.

    Please remember her and her family, in particular Bishop Burns, in your prayers during these days.

    The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to Catholic Charities Dallas in memory of Mrs. Geraldine L. Burns.

  • Español

    Con profunda tristeza le informamos del fallecimiento de Geraldine L. Burns, madre del Obispo Edward J. Burns fallecida el martes 17 de agosto de 2021 a los 89 años en el hospital Sarasota Memorial en Sarasota, Florida.

    Nacida en Pittsburgh, PA el 10 de abril de 1932, Geraldine era hija de Sidney y Dorothy Whittington Little. Su esposo Donald Burns le precedió en la muerte el 30 de enero de 2010. Geraldine trabajó hasta su jubilación como asistente administrativo en la Oficina del Procurador General del Estado de Pittsburgh. Ella y su esposo vivieron en Ellwood City durante 35 años y una vez jubilados alternaron su residencia entre Western Pennsylvania y Mesa, Arizona. Geraldine y su esposo disfrutaban del baile y ella jugaba golf en varias ligas. Ambos fueron miembros activos de la Iglesia Católica St. Agatha. Durante sus años como jubilada, Geraldine disfrutó sirviendo como voluntaria en su parroquia, la Iglesia Católica St. Bridget y en el hospital local en Mesa Arizona.

    Le sobreviven sus hijos Robert (Rosemary) Burns de Sarasota, FL y el Obispo Edward Burns de Dallas, TX, sus dos nietos Steven y Nicole (Igor) y sus cuatro bisnietos Nathan, Jacob, Logan y Ella Rose.

    La Misa Exequial será celebrada por su hijo Edward Burns, Obispo de la Diócesis de Dallas en la Iglesia Holy Redeemer en Ellwood City, PA y será una celebración familiar únicamente.

    Le agradecemos que durante estos días la recuerde en sus oraciones a ella y a su familia, en especial al Obispo Burns.