Marguerite P. Burns


Marguerite P. (Deignan) Burns, age 95, of Warwick, passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.  She was the wife of the late Francis R. Burns.
Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Francis J. and Elizabeth (Mullen) Deignan, she lived in Warwick since 1948.
Mrs. Burns was employed as Chief of the Loan Division at the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority before retiring in 1991.  Previously she was employed by the RI Higher Education Assistance Corporation.  Earlier in her life, she worked at Nicholson File Co. She was a member of the Gaspee Seniors and Council # 94 AFSCME.
She is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. O’Neil and Maureen J. Sturdahl, both of Warwick; two sisters, Dorothy McEvoy and Ann Healey, both of West Warwick; three grandchildren, Shawn O’Neil, Christopher O’Neil, and Christine O’Neil; six great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She was the sister of the late John Deignan, Joseph Deignan, Mary Scannell, Catherine Murphy, Charles Deignan, and BarbaraWolff.
Her funeral was held on Tuesday, June 28, from the Barrett & Cotter Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Avenue, Spring Green, Warwick, with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter Church, 350 Fair Street, Warwick.  Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Greenwich.
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