Patricia G. Burns (nee: Amato)
BURN UNIT NURSE
Pat was born and raised in Lorain, Ohio on February 13, 1931 to her parents, Charles and Edna (nee: Pletcher) Amato. She graduated from Irving Middle School and later from Lorain High School class of 1949A. She met John Burns in 1954 and they were married on April 30, 1955. Pat raised four children at home and worked for Dr. Kenneth McMahon D.D.S. for twelve years as a receptionist/assistant. She returned to school at St. Joseph Nursing School and graduated in 1981 as an LPN where she worked at St. Joseph Hospital until her retirement in 1993. Pat enjoyed reading, puzzles, casino bus trips, cooking and she greatly treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish in Lorain and the Womens Guild. She was also a proud member of Oopnes and NAPNES (nursing associations). She won numerous trophies in bowling and roller skating.
She is survived by her husband of 55 years, John J. Burns of Elyria; daughter, Jeanie (Steve) Bansek of Lorain; sons, Larry Burns of Lorain, Dan (Cindy) Burns of Amherst and John Burns of Amherst; grandchildren, Vince, Lisa, Rachel, Danny, Catie, Tony, Dominic, Gina; great-granchildren, Taylor and Ella; sister, Judy ONeil of Sheffield Lake; and brother, Charlie Amato of Amherst
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles J. Amato in 1982 and Edna Lucille Amato in 1955; brother, Frank Amato in 1974.
The family will receive friends at Reidy-Scanlan-Giovannazzo Funeral Home, 2150 Broadway, Lorain, (440)244-1961 on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 from 4:00 8:00 PM. Closing prayers will be held at the funeral home Wednesday morning at 10:20 AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at Mary, Mother of God Parish , 310 8th Street, Lorain, OH 44052, Fr. Becker, officiating. Christian burial services will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Memorial donations may be made in Pats name to New Life Hospice. Online condolences may be sent using www.rsgfuneralhome.com.Posted By: RSG Funeral Home @ 4:47:48 PM