POCASSET – Marilyn B. (Reidy) Burns, 84, of Pocasset, died January 31, 2016 in the JML Care Center, Falmouth. She was the widow of the late Bernard C. “Red” Burns and the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Susan A. (Morrison) Reidy.
She was born in Lawrence and lived in Wareham and Buzzards Bay for many years before moving to Pocasset.
Mrs. Burns graduated from Wareham High School in 1949 where she played on the basketball team and was a cheerleader.
She enjoyed reading, camping, spending time with her family and attending her children and grandchildren’s sporting events. She received medals from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for her service. She was a recipient of a Marian Medal while a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church.
Survivors include 4 daughters, Penny Marie Worthen and her late husband William of Springfield, VA, Pamela Smith and her husband Anthony of Wareham, Maureen Wolfe and her husband Robert of Collierville, TN and Kara Burns and her wife Ellen of Wamego, KS; 2 sons, Bernard C. Burns, Jr. and his wife Lynne of Whitman and Joseph T. Burns and his wife Faith of Falmouth; a brother, William Reidy of Westwood; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; several nephews and nieces.
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 in St. Patrick’s Church, 82 High St., Wareham. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham.
Donations in Marilyn’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen Street, 2nd Flr., Framingham, MA 01701