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Eleanor Ann Burns

July 11, 1945 ~ March 11, 2017 (age 71)
Eleanor Ann (Courtney) Burns, 71, beloved wife of 45 years of James M. Burns, passed away on Saturday, March 11, at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. Born on July 11, 1945 in Springfield, MA, daughter of Patrick and Mary (Sullivan) Courtney, she was raised and educated in Springfield, before residing in Longmeadow. Eleanor graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Springfield and later received her Bachelors in Education from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee. She began her career as grade school teacher for the City of Springfield at William N. DeBerry School, later at Arthur Talmadge School, and finished her career at Howard St. Elementary School. Eleanor is survived by her husband, James; her beloved son, Tod C. Burns and grandchildren, Tod C. Burns, II and Gage M. Burns all of Longmeadow; and several cousins. A private committal service and burial was held for Eleanor at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Springfield. There were no calling hours. Hafey Funeral service was entrusted with her arrangements.

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