Mary Burns, 92

Trinity and Rosary grad

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Mary Louise Burns (nee Burke), 92, of Riverside, formerly of River Forest, died on May 17, 2018 at her home with her entire family at her bedside. 

She grew up in River Forest and attended Trinity High School and Rosary College (now Dominican University). The prayer of St. Francis was her credo, and she brought faith, love, hope and joy to all she touched. 

As a daughter, mother, sister, cousin, aunt and grandmother, she discovered in each of us a seed that she nurtured and tended, leaving her indelible mark on all in her family. 

Ms. Burns was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, William J. Burns Sr. and her siblings, Helen, John, Virginia, Alex, Monnie, and Fr. Jim O.P. 

She was the mother of William Jr. (Ann), John (Kristen), Margaret (Anan), Joe, Mike (Melissa), Tom (Molly), Jim (Kristin), and Mary (Pepe); the grandmother of Bill (Amanda), Claire (Mike), Lizzy, Tim, Nick, Grace, Maddie, Noah, Matt, Paul, John, Sarah, Kathleen, Mikaela, Delaney, Aiden, Burke, Michael, Jake, Martin, Mary, Joe, Deidre, Liam, Unna, Cecilee and Sebastian; and the great-grandmother of Eleanor. 

A funeral Mass was celebrated May 19 at St. Mary Church in Riverside, followed by private interment. 

Memorial donations are appreciated in support of domestic violence outreach at the Archdiocese of Chicago in care of Fr. Charles W. Dahm O.P., 1914 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago 60608 or to the Home Boy Industries Development Office, 130 W. Bruno, Los Angeles, California, 90012. 

Arrangements were handled by the Original Kuratko Family, Brian D. Kuratko, director.

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