Geraldine Marie Burns
January 11, 1920 – September 16, 2019
Auburn – Geraldine Knauer Burns, 99, of Porter Ave in Rumford, passed away on Monday September 16, 2019 at the Hospice House. She was born in Rumford Maine on January 11, 1920 a daughter of John and Christine (Cyr) Knauer. Geraldine was educated in Mexico schools and was a graduate of Mexico High School Class of 1937. She married Cecile Burns in 1940, together they celebrated 70 years of marriage. Geraldine was a communicant of Parish of the Holy Savior and was a longtime member of the Daughters of Isabella. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren at Roxbury Pond. She also loved knitting, reading and especially writing. Surviving are her son, Dennis Burns and wife Sandy of Colorado, and Jolene Lovejoy and husband Richard of Rumford; a sister, Myrtle Milledge of Rumford; and grandchildren, Kristin, Stephen, Lael, Angela and Dannelle; 10 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great-Great Grandchild. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Cecil, four sisters, Barbara, Janet, Frances and Pauline, and a grandson, Hal Burns.
- John Knauer, Father (deceased)
- Christine (Cyr) Knauer, Mother (deceased)
- Cecile Burns, Husband (deceased)
- Dennis Burns & Wife Sandy, Son
- Jolene Lovejoy & Husband Richard, Daughter
- Myrtle Milledge, Sister
- Kristin, Stephen, Lael, Angela and Dannelle, Five Grandchildren
- Great Grandchildren, Ten
- Great Great Grandchild, One
- Geraldine was also predeceased by four sisters; Barbara, Janet, Frances and Pauline; and a grandson, Hal Burns.
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, September 20, 2019
Geraldine Marie Burns
September 28, 2019
Jolene and Dick,
I am just seeing the notice in the paper. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your Mum, Jolene.
Susan Burns Podzamsky
September 21, 2019
My Aunt Geraldine will always be “Gerl” to me. I remember her fondly at Nana’s holiday gatherings and at Nana’s camp in the summers growing up. Her smile and upbeat personality was always welcoming. When Joey and I shared an apartment in California for the year following my college graduation, she was a gracious hostess to me in her home.
Rest In Peace, Gerl. Now you will join all your loved ones in heaven forever. You will be missed.