Mary Burns Herbert

MARY BURNS HERBERT Mary Burns Herbert, 97, died peacefully while surrounded by family Friday, January 17, 2014, in Waltham, Mass. She was one of nine children born to Edward P. Burns and Elizabeth Curry Burns of East Orange, N.J. After graduating from high school, Mary worked for a time at the Ballantine Brewery in Newark. She was the beloved wife of Raymond J. Herbert for 47 years, who preceded her in death. A 30-year resident of Hackensack, N.J., she raised five children. A devout parishioner of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack, she was active in parish activities including the Rosary Society, where she served as an officer. After retiring to Calabash in 1983 where she lived until 2005, Mary was active in various organizations, most especially Head Start where she took great pleasure in reading to young children. She also enjoyed playing golf and was an avid bowler which she took up in her 70s, once bowling a 200 game. Caring and hardworking, she was the dear mother of Joan Herbert Mulvanny of Salisbury, Md., (Daniel); Kathy Herbert Mislan of Lexington, Mass., (David); Raymond J. Herbert of Montclair, N.J., (Kathryn Begley); Elizabeth Ann Herbert of Manhattan, (David Demnitz) and Christopher E. Herbert of Lexington, Mass., (Tracey). One of the many things Mary was known for was having a pot roast dinner ready whenever family came for a visit. It remains a treasured family recipe. She is survived by her sister, Helen Burns Marzo of Agawam, Mass., and her brother, Paul E. Burns of Patterson, N.Y. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren, Matthew Mulvanny, Hilary, Libby and Hannah Mislan, Caily Herbert, Theodore and Raymond Demnitz and Alex, Jordy and Isabel Herbert. Burial will take place on Saturday, April 26th at 10:30 am at Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014