Norma V. (Sammon) Burns

February 18, 2008

Norma V. (Sammon) Burns

NORMA V. (SAMMON) BURNS – of Woburn, February 18th. Beloved wife of the late Patrick J. Burns. Devoted mother of Michael F. Burns of Lexington, Kevin P. Burns and his wife Mary of Merrimack, NH, and Mary B. Buckingham and her husband Ed of Westford. Dear sister of Margaret Graney of Woburn, Joseph and John Sammon, both of Ireland, Maurice Sammon of England, Michael Sammon of Australia, and the late Patrick, Mary, and Bridget Sammon. Loving grandmother of Brendan and Lindsey Burns and David Giuiusa, and great-grandmother of Riley Burns and Daniel Lavigne. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, February 22nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Interment will be private.

OBITUARY:

Norma V. Burns, a native of Ireland who had made her home in Woburn since 1981, passed away on Monday, February 18th, at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. The wife of the late Patrick J. Burns, she was seventy-seven years of age.

Born in County Clare, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Brigid (Harding) Sammon. She was raised in Ireland came came to the United States in 1947, residing in Somerville for many years before coming to live in Woburn.

Norma enjoyed visiting Ireland in earlier years, and loved crosswords, cooking, sports, especially the Red Sox, and her cats. She especially loved taking care of her grandchildren.

Preceding her in death was her husband Patrick Burns, who died in 1981a brother, Patrick Sammon, and two sisters, Mary and Bridget Sammon.

Surviving are two sons, Michael F. Burns of Lexington and Kevin P. Burns and his wife Mary of Merrimack, NH, a daughter, Mary B. Buckingham and her husband Ed of Westford, a sister, Margaret Graney of Woburn, and four brothers, Joseph and John Sammon, both of Ireland, Maurice Sammon of England, and Michael Sammon of Australia. She was also the loving grandmother of Brendan and Lindsey Burns and David Giuiusa, and great-grandmother of Riley Burns and Daniel Lavigne. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Friday, February 22nd, from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will conclude with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Interment will be private.

Guestbook

9 Entries

Leave an entry

  1. GAN GAN

    I AM GLAD TO KNOW YOU ARE ABLE TO WATCH OVER DANIEL ALL THE TIME NOW, WE LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU

  2. Mary

    I hope you and Rita are kicking everyone’s you know what at Jeopardy up there!! Love, Mary

  3. Dear Gan,

    When Maureen first told you that she was bringing you a black cat, I know you weren’t too happy about it. Thank you for being open-minded, and giving me a chance. I knew I’d grow on you! Thank you for all the special meals you made for me over the 19 years that we were together – I’d have to say that the turkey really made me purr. You were the best friend & owner that I could ever hope for. I’m glad you never replaced me, because I know I could never have replaced you.

    Love & purrs,
    Samm Burns

    P.S. Thank you for NOT dressing me up, like you did to poor Charlie. How humiliating that must have been for him!

  4. Greetings from doggy-heaven:

    Thank you for taking such good care of me. It was very kind of you to cut up one of your leather pocketbooks, just so you could knit me a pair of leather-soled winter boots. They matched my plaid winter coat and beret beautifully. I’m sorry that I was too embarrassed to be seen wearing that outfit in public. You always loved dressing me in crazy outfits, but as long as you were happy, I was happy too. I also appreciated riding in taxicabs when I was too tired to walk home. You were the best owner I ever had (apologies to Arthur & Mary).

    Love & licks,
    Charlie Graney Burns

  5. Kevin,
    My sympathies and prayers go out to you and you loved ones at this sad time. It has been twenty years since my own mother passed away and she is still with me in my thoughts and dreams. By the way we may be distant cousins as my mother’s paternal grandmother was Katherine Harding. However, she was from County Limerick as were two of my other great-grandmothers.
    May your mother rest in the Peace of Christ.
    Bob McCann

  6. Mom,

    There really are no words. Thank you for everything you’ve done and everyone you’ve been to me: mother, friend, example, confidante, and my son’s favorite person in the world. Give Dad a big hug and eskimo kiss for me. You’ve worked hard your entire life, and now it’s time to rest. Til we meet again…
    I love you & miss you.

    Love always,
    Maureen

Leave a guestbook entry

Guestbook entries are moderated — please allow 24-48 hours for your entry to appear. Your email address will not be published.