Margaret Burns

Margaret M. Burns, 88, of Bradford, passed away Monday (Oct. 8, 2012) at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born on April 29, 1924, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Merle Colburn and Florence Palmer Double Colburn. On Sept. 27, 1947, at the St. Bernard Church, she married Jack K. Burns, who passed away Jan. 22, 1992.
She was a 1942 graduate of the St. Bernard High School and attended the Villa Maria College in Erie.
Mrs. Burns was a homemaker. She was a sorority sister with Alpha Sigma Gamma, a member of the Catholic Women's Club and the JC Wives. She and her late husband enjoyed spending time at the Farm in Willow Creek with family and friends. She enjoyed music and sang with several local bands during the 40s. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and the Buffalo Bills, also playing Bridge and saying her daily Rosary.
Margaret is survived by a daughter, Margie Girard of Bradford; seven sons, Dan (Jamie) Burns of New Britain, David Burns of Orchard Park, N.Y., Mickey (Jan) Burns and Tim Burns, both of Bradford, Mark (Minnie) Burns of Duke Center, Pete (Danielle) Burns of Story, Wyo., and Mat (Jen) Burns of Beaver Falls; twelve grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Leonard "Jim" Double; and two sisters, Martha Colburn and Maxine Double Lytle.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 at the St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard School, P.O. Box 2394, Bradford, PA 16701.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 10 to Oct. 18, 2012