Irene Burns
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Monday
15
April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday, April 15, 2019
Sorce Assumma & Shankey Funeral Home
34 N. Summit Ave.
Pearl River, New York, United States
845-735-4849
Monday
15
April

Visitation

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday, April 15, 2019
Sorce Assumma & Shankey Funeral Home
34 N. Summit Ave.
Pearl River, New York, United States
845-735-4849
Tuesday
16
April

Mass

10:00 am
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
St. Aedan's Church
23 Reld Dr.
Pearl River, New York, United States
(845) 735-7405

Obituary of Irene M. Burns

            Irene M. Burns, 92, of Pearl River, NY, passed away on April 11, 2019, at Tolstoy Nursing Home in Valley Cottage, NY.   Born on November 22, 1926 in Bayside Queens, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Irene O’Reilly.  Irene was a graduate of the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where she earned her Bachelors in Biology, and a graduate of the Yale School of Nursing, where she earned her Master’s in Nursing.

            She married the late James F. Burns on November 22, 1951, and they lived in Jackson Heights, Queens, until they relocated to Pearl River. Irene was a loving mother to her four children and their spouses: Mary Ellen Ferraro, who predeceased her, and her husband Carl of Pomona, NY;

Michael Burns and his wife Joanne, of Beach Haven, NJ; Betty Anne Bancroft and her husband

Hartley II, of Blooming Grove, NY; and Maureen Smith and her husband David, of Trumbull, CT.

            Irene is also survived by eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.  They were a source of great joy and happiness for Irene over the last 40 years.

            Irene began her nursing career with the Visiting Nurses of New York. After raising her children, she re-entered the workforce and spent more than two decades at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern, New York, as a Registered Nurse and, upon retirement, as a volunteer.

            She loved to travel and sing and was an active member of the St. Aedan’s Church Choir and the New York Festival Choir. At various times, she was a member of the Pearl River Junior Women’s Club and the Girl Scouts of America. She also volunteered in numerous other organizations throughout her lifetime.

            Friends and family may call on Monday, April 15th, from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, at the Sorce, Assumma, and Shankey Funeral Home in Pearl River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, April 16th, at 10am at St. Aedan’s Church in Pearl River, with interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery in Airmont, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Irene’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Sorce, Assumma, & Shankey FH

34 N. Summit St.

Pearl River, NY 10965

(845) 735-4849

www.sorceassummashankeyfh.com

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