Flore J. Burns, wife of Jim Burns, passed away July 7 surrounded by her family. Her funeral was held at St. Brigid's Church, Lexington, Mass., on July 15. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Lexington.
Flore was born Jan. 11 ,19031 in Berlin, N.H., the daughter of Simone and Eugene Blaise.
She was married to Jim Burns on April 16, 1955 at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Central Falls, R.I. and lived all but a brief time in the Boston area where they raised their family.
Flore is survived by her husband Jim and children Paula Arbeene, Steven (Cathy), Daniel (Marie), Douglas (Carole), Michael, Christopher (Laura) Burns, grandchildren Christopher, Julianna and Gabrielle Arbeene, Jennifer, Emily, Sarah, James, Gregory, Jaclyn, Brandon, Sabrina and Alexander Burns; brothers Roland (Pauline), Ronald, Robert Blais many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law Dorothy (Joe) Burns, sister Elizabeth Mary Burns, Mary (Charles) Berg, Margaret (Bill) Leng.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Ben and Viola Burns, brothers-in-law, Joe Burns and Charles Berg.
In lieu of flowers, donations made be made in memory to the Alzheimer's Association, 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472.