Marie L. (O’Connell) Burns

February 17, 2020

Marie L. (O’Connell) Burns

 Marie L. (O’Connell) Burns – of Woburn, February 17th. Devoted wife of 65 years to Robert F. Burns. Beloved mother of Robert F. Burns Jr, his wife Corinne of Chelmsford, David Burns, his wife Kathleen of Northborough and the late Ann Marie Burns. Cherished grandmother of Alison, Ryan and his wife Kathryn, Kaleigh, her husband Junki Ogawa, Gregory and Sean and great-grandmother of Ellie and Jack. Dear sister of June Clark of Woburn. Loving aunt of Edward and Karen Clark, Susan and Patrick Hollis, Lisa Brousseau and Bryan Wojcik and many other dear and loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Thurs., February 20th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-10 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

Marie L. (O’Connell) Burns – of Woburn, died peacefully, February 17, at the age of eighty-eight. She was the devoted wife of 65 years to Robert F. Burns.

Born in Boston, but raised and educated in Somerville, Marie was a daughter of the late John and Rosetta (Doherty) O’Connell.

In 1954, Marie married her love, Bob whom she had met previously at a popular Malt Shop in Somerville. They later settled in Woburn where they raised their family and remained for all these years.

Marie was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother first and foremost! She treasured all her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Gran. Her heart was fullest during large family gatherings where she would share her gift of cooking and her gift for gab.

As an avid news follower, she enjoyed detailed discussions about politics and current events. But her favorite conversations involved old family stories where her contagious laugh would fill the room with love and humor. Marie will be dearly missed and remain forever in the hearts of those who loved her most.

Along with her husband Bob, Marie is survived and will be deeply missed by her children, Robert F. Burns Jr, his wife Corinne of Chelmsford, David Burns, his wife Kathleen of Northborough and the late Ann Marie Burns. Cherished grandmother of Alison, Ryan and his wife Kathryn, Kaleigh, her husband Junki Ogawa, Gregory and Sean and great-grandmother of Ellie and Jack. Dear sister of June Clark of Woburn. Loving aunt of Edward and Karen Clark, Susan and Patrick Hollis, Lisa Brousseau and Bryan Wojcik and many other dear and loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 8138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Thurs., February 20th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Woodbrook Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-10 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

 

 

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Barbara’s Church, 138 Cambridge Road, Woburn, on Thurs., February 20th at 10:30 a.m. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to pay their respects from 8:30-10 a.m. prior to the Mass, at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801, prior to the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marie’s memory to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund 200 Vesey Street, 28th Fl., NY, NY 10281

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  1. Rob and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,
    Anthony Accardi

  2. I don’t know you I’m so sorry to hear about your wife passing she is now resting in peace may god be with you and your family you are all in my prays Always remember the good times you had with her

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