Patricia A. (Conner) Burns
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AGE: 74 • New Castle
Patricia A. (Conner) Burns, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Monday, April 28, 2014.
Patricia was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 24, 1939, and was a daughter of the late Winfield S. Conner and Mary Louise Biddle Conner. She worked as a cashier for A&P, where she would meet her future husband. After the two married and began a family, Patricia would stay at home to care for their children.
She was an avid bowler, and participated in a weekly league at the Bowlerama in New Castle. In her leisure time, Patricia enjoyed gardening and swimming in her pool at home. She adored animals, especially her pet cats. Patricia's happiest moments were spent entertaining her grandchildren and being in the company of her beloved family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren J. Burns, Jr., who passed away in 2011. Patricia is survived by her children, Jacqueline L. Dwyer, Michael P. Burns (Merlyn) and Heather B. Thongvong (Van); sisters, Mary Lou Rubincam (Don) and Ginny Atlee; cousin, Barbara Jean Lloyd; grandchildren, Shawn Dwyer, Shelly Balbach-Apple, Eric Balbach and Conner James Thongvong; great granddaughter, Andrea Apple; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Monday evening, May 5, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm. A committal service will held at 10 am on Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.
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Published in The News Journal on May 2, 2014