Patricia A. (Conner) Burns - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Patricia A. (Conner) Burns

Born September 24, 1939

Patricia A. (Conner) Burns, age 74, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her family on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Patricia was born in Wilmington, Delaware on September 24, 1939, and was a daughter of the late Winfield S. Conner and Mary Louise Biddle Conner. She worked as a cashier for A&P, where she would meet her future husband. After the two married and began a family, Patricia would stay at home to care for their children.

She was an avid bowler, and participated in a weekly league at the Bowlerama in New Castle. In her leisure time, Patricia enjoyed gardening and swimming in her pool at home. She adored animals, especially her pet cats. Patricia’s happiest moments were spent entertaining her grandchildren and being in the company of her beloved family.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Warren J. Burns, Jr., who passed away in 2011. Patricia is survived by her children, Jacqueline L. Dwyer, Michael P. Burns (Merlyn) and Heather B. Thongvong (Van); sisters, Mary Lou Rubincam (Don) and Ginny Atlee; cousin, Barbara Jean Lloyd; grandchildren, Shawn Dwyer, Shelly Balbach-Apple, Eric Balbach and Conner James Thongvong; great granddaughter, Andrea Apple; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 7 pm on Monday evening, May 5, 2014, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm. A committal service will held at 10 am on Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014 in the chapel of the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


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12 Condolences for Patricia A. (Conner) Burns

  • Patty n I shared so many crazy, funny, happy n sad times together as housewives n young mothers raising our families. She was the best neighbor, friend, confidant, n shopping partner especially at Christmas when our children were small. Most importantly she was a devoted n loving daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, n wife and I hated it when I moved away from my friend n would not able to see her everyday. Those fond memories will be with me n IPatty will always be in my heart. ❤️

  • So sorry for your loss jackie anything I can do please let me know

  • BEAUTIFULLY expressed ! I read it to Mary Lou too and we both shed our tears. YOU ALL are in our thoughts and prayers YOU are the BEST WE are all FAMILY

  • Jackie,

    So Sorry for your loss.


  • Jackie, Shelly, Shawn and Family. We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you all. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

  • We are sorry to hear of the passing of Patty. May you find peace and comfort in our Lord at this time. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Sending hugs to you Mary Lou and Ginny! I know it was a shock to hear serious health issues when Patty was diagnosed not that long ago. Prayers sent as you now experience her passing… but comforted, hopefully ,realizing that she is no longer in pain. May God be with all the family members in the next coming weeks.

  • Jackie, Mike, and Heather, my condolences on your loss on your mother.

  • Dear Jackie, Michael, Heather and family

    No one ever could have asked for a better neighbor than Patty. Although she is gone from this world she will always be in our hearts and mind. Love to you all Chris and Al Costabile

  • I’m deeply sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your precious memories of Patty and in the reassurance that our Heavenly Father is near to those broken hearted and crushed in spirit (Psalms 34:18) He has lovingly promised the resurrection (Acts 24:15) when we can be reunited with our dear loved ones again. May these thoughts give you comfort and strength.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. Pat was one of the first neighbors to talk to us when we moved in across the street from her. She welcomed us and has been nothing but wonderful since. My kids loved yelling over to her and saying Hi whenever they saw her outside. We will truly miss having her.

  • We are so very sorry for your loss. Pat was the first person to speak to us when we moved across the street from her 12 years ago. She welcomed us and has been nothing but wonderful since. My kids loved yelling across the street to say Hi to her. We will truly miss her.