Geraldine L. Burns

Geraldine L. Burns, 89, formerly of Ellwood City, Beaver and Mesa, AZ, passed away on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 at the Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 10, 1932, Geraldine was the daughter of the late Sidney and Dorothy Whittington Little.  Her husband, Donald Burns preceded her in death on January 30, 2010.  Geraldine retired from the State Attorney General’s Office in Pittsburgh where she worked as an administrative assistant.  She and her husband lived in Ellwood City for over thirty-five years and once they retired, they split their time between Western Pennsylvania and Mesa, Arizona.  Geraldine and her husband enjoyed dancing and she golfed in several leagues.  She and her husband were active members of St. Agatha Catholic Church. During her retirement, she enjoyed volunteering at both her Church, St. Bridget Catholic Church and the local hospital in Mesa.

Geraldine is survived by her sons, Robert (Rosemary) Burns of Sarasota, FL and Bishop Edward Burns of Dallas, TX, two grandchildren, Steven and Nicole (Igor), and four great-grandchildren, Nathan, Jacob, Logan, and Ella Rose.

Friends will be received on Sunday, August 22nd from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 23rd at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church with her son, Edward Burns, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, celebrant.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


Chris (Maielli) MacDonald

2021-08-19 11:25:56

Ed and family - i am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You will be in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

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