Laurie R. Burns

Aug 12 2019 | 02:47 PM

Laurie R. Burns of Williamsburg, Va., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. She was 56.

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; son, Patrick T. Burns, and his wife, Christina Burns, of Clinton, N.J.; grandchildren, Harper Burns and Connor Burns; mother, Rita (Dominic) Punzi; sister, Kerry (Edward) Rourke of Goshen, N.Y.; aunt, Janet Noe of Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; nephews, Patrick (Khylin) Rourke and Ryan (Colleen) Rourke; and special friend, Carol Scully of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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

Visitation was held Aug. 11 at Nelsen Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A funeral service was offered Aug. 12 at Saint Bede Catholic Church, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Bede Campus Ministries.