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Nelsen Williamsburg

3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, VA

OBITUARY

Laurie R. Burns

February 1, 1963August 6, 2019
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Laurie R. Burns, 56, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away on August 6, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas D. Rood of Colchester, Vermont.

A longtime lover of Barbie dolls, Laurie was an avid collector and member of the Barbie Collectors Club. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved family at their family camp in Vermont. Connor and Harper, her adored grandchildren, stole her heart and were the light of her life.

Laurie worked with the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation as a Visitor Survey Consultant.

She is survived by her devoted husband and best friend of 27 years, Thomas J. Burns; her son, Patrick T. Burns and his wife, Christina Burns from Clinton, New Jersey; grandchildren, Harper Burns and Connor Burns; her mother, Rita (Dominic) Punzi; sister, Kerry (Edward) Rourke of Goshen, NY; aunt, Janet Noe of Port St. Lucie, FL; nephews, Patrick (Khylin) Rourke and Ryan (Colleen) Rourke; and special friend, Carol Scully of Poughkeepsie, New York.

The family invites friends to visit and honor Laurie at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd., Williamsburg, on Sunday, August 11 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM. A Funeral Service will be offered at St. Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, on Monday, August 12 at 11:00 AM.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bede Campus Ministries. Online condolences may be offered at www.nelsenwilliamsburg.com.

Services

  • Gathering of Family & Friends Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019

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Alan Crocker

August 15, 2019

Tom, this is Alan Crocker and Andy Blua from NASA Armstrong. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

Myron Tapscott

August 13, 2019

Tom,

I have no words that can soften your heartache. I give you my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God give you comfort during this time and days ahead.

Myron Tapscott
Co-Worker / NASA, MSFC

Karen and Ed Schubert

August 12, 2019

Laurie was an amazing friend! I will always remember her laughter and spunk! Since we met at camp hope, at the age of 15, I enjoyed her unique and genuine spirit! It is with heavy hearts that Ed and I offer our condolences to you, Tom! And to Patrick, Christina, the grandchildren and the rest of the Burns family! She was taken far too early! There really are no words to express our sympathy! Our Love and Prayers are with you!

Tom Ponko

August 10, 2019

Tom and family,
You have my deepest sympathy. Rest assured you will be in our prayers

Tom Ponko
Grove, OK

Marian Jones

August 9, 2019

Tom you have my deepest condolences and sincere prayers. I'm praying that GOD gives you and the entire family Peace and Comfort.

Marian Jones
Co-worker/NASA, LaRC

Helene Hale

August 8, 2019

Laurie, a beautiful women, my special friend/"sista" and neighbor - you will be missed. I will miss our walks around the neighborhood, talking about your grandchildren and enjoying the local fare with special friends. You will always shine bright Laurie. My condolences to the entire Burns family, hugs.

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