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Mary Crandall Polk Burns

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Mary Crandall Polk Burns

AGE: 91 • Sea Girt

Mary Crandall Polk Burns died on April 8, 2014, in Sea Girt, NJ, in her home of fifty-eight years.

Mary was born on February 15, 1923, in Ithaca, NY, to Anna Elizabeth Crandall Polk and Rollin Saxe Polk, Sr. She graduated from Emma Willard School, Troy, NY; attended Smith College, Northampton, MA; and, in 1945, graduated from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing. Mary served as a Public Health Visiting Nurse in New York, NY; in Syracuse, NY; and with MCOSS in Monmouth County, NJ. She was truly dedicated to her profession. Mary was predeceased by the accidental death of her son, Stephen C. Burns, in 1989. Surviving are her husband of sixty-seven years, William H. Burns, Jr., Sea Girt, NJ; daughter, Barbara S. Mitchell, and son-in-law, James K. Mitchell, Norwood, LA; daughter-in-law, Donna D. Pion, Barton, VT; granddaughter, Claire E. Burns, Boulder, CO; grandson, Jacob K. Mitchell, Norwood, LA; and step-grandson, Joshua K. Mitchell, Zachary, LA.

Memorial Gathering will be on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 2-3pm at the Neary-Quinn Funeral Home, 39 South Street, Manasquan, NJ. Memorial service will follow at 3pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be made to Emma Willard School, 285 Pawling Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.

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Published in Asbury Park Press from Apr. 14 to Apr. 15, 2014
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