Agnes D. Burns, fondly known by friends and family as “Mitzi”, age 88, passed away on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at the Bon Secours Hospital in Port Jervis, NY, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Newark to the late Walter and Marguerite (Doyle) Bartholomew, Mitzi worked as a home health aide for Sussex County Homemakers for many years prior to her retirement.
Fully devoted to her family, Mitzi was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She lived for her family and enjoyed spoiling them whenever she could. Mitzi was an animal lover; feeding the wildlife on her property every day. An avid traveler, Mitzi and Bernie spent enjoyable vacations in Alaska, Hawaii, Arizona, Canada, and throughout North America.
Predeceased by her husband, Bernard Burns in 2010, son Keith Burns, 9/11/01, and her six siblings, Mitzi is survived by her son Michael and his wife Tara Burns of Wantage; daughters Colleen and her husband Neil Cooper of Hellertown, PA, Maureen and her husband Edward Dewland of Milford, PA, Linda and her husband Mitch Ellicott of Fredon, and Diane and her husband Rodney Shepherd of Tucson, AZ; as well as her fifteen grandchildren; Brianne, Brian, Christopher, Jeffrey, Amy, Carly, Megan, Scott, Zachary, Benjamin, Maggie, Hannah, Shane, Laney, and Riley; and three great-grandchildren; Stella, Michael, and Evelynn.
A memorial visitation for Mitzi will be held on Monday, January 27th, 2020 from 11am to 1pm at the Ferguson Funeral Home, 27 Third Street, Sussex, NJ 07461. A memorial service will begin at 12:50PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org Online condolences may be offered at www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com