Agnes M. Burns
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Agnes M. Burns
  • October 25, 1926 - August 4, 2017
  • Shamokin, Pennsylvania

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Agnes M. Burns died unexpectedly on Friday at her home in Harrisburg.
Agnes was born in Byrnesville, Pa, a small patch near Centralia. She was the daughter of James and Agnes Flannery. Agnes attended Centralia area schools. On September 3, 1949 she married Francis Burns at St Ignatius Catholic Church in Centralia. They lived in Ashland, Pa until 1957 when they moved to Harrisburg. Together they raised seven children. They were married for forty four years when Francis passed away in 1993.
In addition to her parents and husband, Agnes was predeceased by her daughter and son-in-law Ellen and Barry Long, granddaughter Megan Burns, sister, Mary Bradley, and brothers, James and William Flannery. Surviving are six sons, Thomas, David, and Robert (Isabel) of Harrisburg, Daniel (Elizabeth) of Landisville, James (Robin) of Jupiter, Florida and Paul of Palmyra. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, Barry Long Jr (Colleen), and Sean, Ashleigh, Matthew, Erin, Alexzandria, Molly, Michael and Rose Burns.
Agnes was retired from the Pa State House of Representatives. She was a devoted to her family and faith. She was a parishioner of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Harrisburg for over fifty years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 1439 Market St., Harrisburg. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. A viewing will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday until the time of the service at the church.
Donations in memory of Agnes may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 1439 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17103.