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Charlene F. Burns

April 26, 2018

Charlene F.. BurnsCharlene F. Burns, 94, of Watertown passed away Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Samaritan Summit Village.

Services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.

She was born in Watertown on January 30, 1924, daughter of Nathan and Flossie Augustus Perrin and she was a 1943 graduate of Watertown High School. On January 12, 1950 she married Claude J. Burns in Watertown and he passed on February 9, 1985. Charlene clerked at several stores, including Fannie Farmer, Empsall's, and Wicks & Sticks. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

She is survived by her four children, Patricia DeTraglia and husband, Michael, Watertown, Shelia Burns, TX, Richard Burns, Summerfield, FL, and Colleen Burns, Virginia Beach, VA; son-in-law, James Lawlor, Watertown; twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter; two sisters, Irene Seery and Joan Deline, both of Watertown; sister-in-law, Bonnie Perrin, Watertown and FL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Three children, John and Sheryl Burns and Claudia Lawlor, three brothers, and five sisters died before her.

Memorial donations in her name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Charlene's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#7 Cathy Trickey Jones 2018-05-25 16:51
Sad to hear about aunt Char. She was beautiful inside and out and always kind.
I have fond memories.
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#6 Charlie Burns 2018-04-29 15:21
Colleen, so sorry for your loss.
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#5 Betty Reff 2018-04-29 12:53
Prayers for Charlenes' family at this difficult time. I had the privilege of taking Holy Communion to her every Thursday. As she always told me see you again alligator.
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#4 Jeanie Gaines 2018-04-29 09:25
Mrs.Burns, She was Pat Detragia's mom when I met
Her. She was a nice lady with great kids. I am sending my condolences for your family. Pat Detraglia, your eyes are certainly from your mom. Prayers for all of you.
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#3 Dwight Evans 2018-04-28 20:11
Sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
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#2 Kelly Adams 2018-04-28 16:34
So sorry for the loss of Grandma. I have some many wonderful memories of grandma while growing up with the DeTraglia family. Prayers and thoughts to you all.
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#1 Rosie Hoistion 2018-04-28 12:32
Prayers for Charlenes' family. We worked together at Empsallas' she was a wonderful person. Blessings!
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