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Sr. Eileen Margaret Burns, OSF

Sr. Eileen Margaret Burns, OSF of Mt. Vernon, passed away on October 27, 2015. She was 72.
Sr. Eileen was born on September 25, 1943 in New Rochelle to the late Edward and Margaret (Freeman) Burns. Her entrance into religious life was on January 6, 1962 with her final profession on July 14, 1969. She received her BA in history from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, MA in religious studies from Manhattan College in Bronx, and finally receiving her MAS in divinity from Maryknoll School of Theology. She had scholarships to study Spanish in Santo Domingo in 1975, to study liberation theology in 1980, The Mastery Foundation School of Leadership, First Cohort from November 2008-2011, Foundations of Transformational Leadership. Her ministry started at Holy Name of Jesus School in New Rochelle from 1967-1971, Religious Education at Holy Name School from 1971-1974, Pastoral Associate at Nativity Parish in NYC from 1974-1980, High School Religion Teacher at La Salle Academy in NYC from 1980-1984, Pastoral Associate at Ascension Parish in NYC from 1984-1991, Pastoral Associate at Nativity Parish from 1991-1998, Pastoral Associate at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Bronx, NY, local minister at Srs. of St. Francis Motherhouse in Hastings-on-Hudson, and Pastoral Associate for St. Joseph of the Holy Family Parish in NYC from 2009-present. She was appointed chairperson of the Franciscan Associates from 1993-present, elected to Community Planning Board 3 in NYC, and served on Public Safety & Rehabilitation Commission.
She is survived by her sister Rosemarie Burns and was predeceased by her brother Rev. Msgr. A. Francis Burns.
Visiting will be Sunday from 3-7pm at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 70 Petersville Road, New Rochelle where a Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday 11 am. Interment will be at Mount Loretto Cemetery, Staten Island, NY.

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