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Marcia A. Burns  

Marcia A. Burns

February 10, 1944 – May 26, 2016

Marcia Anne Burns, age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

A lifelong Delawarean, Marcia was born in Wilmington on February 10, 1944, and was a daughter of the late Joseph, Jr. and Hattie (Brzoska) Balinski. Marcia graduated from Newark High School in 1962. Marcia was a beloved wife, loving mother, and adoring mommom. She dedicated her life to caring for her family, home and family business. Doing so was the very heart and soul of who she was and it was truly her life’s work. Her legacy of kindness, grace and love will live on forever.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 54 years, John W. Burns, Jr.; children, John W. Burns III (Andrea), Marcia A. Boswell and Thomas J. Burns; grandchildren, John W. Burns IV and Maddison Anne and Jenna May Boswell; siblings, Joseph Balinski III, Sandra Garrett and Susan Balinski; and her faithful canine companion, Bailey.

The Family would like to acknowledge and thank Thomas Burns for his lifelong commitment to his mother’s care during her illness. Special thanks to Seasons Hospice Aides and Nurses.

Services and burial will be held privately at the New London Cemetery, New London, PA.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Marcia Burns Memorial Fund, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE 19720.

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  1. Whitney Barnett, May 31, 2016

    So sorry for your loss Marcia. Thinking of you and the girls ❤

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  2. Lynn Carbone, May 31, 2016

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

    Lynn & Jason Carbone and John Dill

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  3. John & Joy Frazer, June 1, 2016

    John Burns and family,

    We would like to extend our condolences to you and your family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    John & Joy Frazer
    Middletown, De

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  4. Caryn Rambo, June 1, 2016

    John, keeping you and your entire family in our thoughts and prayers! May all your precious memories of your Mom help get you through this difficult time!
    The Rambo’s

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  5. Rita Mahoney Norris, June 1, 2016

    My prayers and sympathies go out to all of you. She was my dear friend.I will always remember all the fun we had as girls . I will miss her. Love Rita

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  6. Sylvia Dale Williamson, June 1, 2016

    MARCIA was a classmate at Newark High. She was a lovely girl inside and out. So sorry to learn of her death. My condolences to the family.

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  7. Patricia McCann, June 8, 2016

    Sorry to hear about your mom. She had a strong will to live. I enjoyed the time spent with her. She used to call me Patty boombalatty. My deepest sympathy to the family. Love, Patti

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