AGNES M. BURNS (BAUMGARTNER) was born in Fingal, N.D., August 28, 1918, daughter of John and Mary Schneider Baumgartner. Agnes passed away on July 12, 2011 at St. Camillus Heath Center. Mrs. Burns was a homemaker, as well as an employee of St. Joseph Medical Center in Stamford where she was a Ward Secretary for many years. She was also a volunteer at the Center for 15 years. Agnes was an original member of St. Bridget Parish in Stamford, and was a member of the 3rd Order Of St. Francis. She was married to Wilbur (Bill) Burns for more than 69 years. Five brothers, Edward, Louis, John, Anthony and August, predeceased her and two sisters, Theresa Sullivan and Faye Murphy, also predeceased her. Survivors include her four children and their spouses, Daniel and Heidi Burns, Judith and Robert D'Andrea, Christine and William Minihan and Mary Calabrese and Carl Monti. Agnes had eight grandchildren and was blessed with 11 great-grandchildren whom she loved dearly. The family would like to acknowledge and thank the health care professionals at both Stamford Hospital and St. Camillus Health Center for their excellent care and compassion towards Mrs. Burns and her family. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 16th at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget of Ireland Church, 278 Strawberry Hill Avenue, Stamford. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, 399 Hudson Terrace, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632.
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Published in StamfordAdvocate on July 14, 2011