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BURNS,Eleanor Cecelia (Burns) Of Westwood, former longtime resident of Norwood, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Thomas P. Burns; loving mother of Thomas P. Burns, Jr. and his wife the late Judith of Leominster, Kathleen Burns and her husband Paul Mercure of Milford, Roberta Nemeskal and her husband the late Francis of Newburyport, Ruth Wright and her husband William of Mifflin, PA, Maryellen Riley and her husband William of Westwood, and Eleanor Spear of Clarendon, VT; cherished grandmother of Amy, Katie, Michelle, Hank, Thomas, Keith, Jacob, John, Devin, Jennifer, Lucas, Billy, Chrissy, Suzy, Katherine, Andrea, Chelsea, and Jeff; proud great-grandmother of sixteen great-grandchildren; devoted sister of Dorothy Faulkner of Norwood, Ruth Walsh of Norwood, and the late John C. Burns, Mary Lynch, Francis Burns, Paul Burns, and Robert Burns. She was also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 21st at 9:30am from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole Street (Rte 1A), Norwood, and at 10:30am at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 547 Washington Street, Norwood, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow the Mass in Highland Cemetery, Norwood. The family will receive visitors on Friday from 4:00-8:00pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, Eleanor's family requests that you honor her caring physician, Hasan Bazari, MD, by contributing to the MGH Renal Associates Gift Fund, c/o Development Office, 165 Cambridge Street, Suite 600, Boston, MA 02114-2792, in memory of Eleanor C. Burns. Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174 www.gilloolyfuneralhome.com

Published in The Boston Globe from Apr. 18 to Apr. 20, 2012
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