July 31, 1927 — December 30, 2017


Anna M. Burns of South Boston, devoted wife of the late Edward J. (Punchy) Burns, died suddenly, December 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.  Born and raised in South Boston she attended Gate of Heaven High School.  Worked as a Crossing Guard for the Boston Police Department for 30 years, Anna also taught evening knitting classes at Girls Latin for many years.  Loving daughter of John and Cecilia MacDonald.  Mother of Michael E. and his wife Paula (George) of Canton, MA, Edward T. and his wife Nancy (Kuzmich) Burns of South Boston, John A. (Jackie) and wife Mary (MacVarish) Burns of South Boston.  Sister of the late Eleanor (Ellie) MacDonald and the late Marie Lynch and her husband William of Quincy.  Loving Nana of Sean and wife Colleen, Macklin, Shane, Chelsea, E.J., Abigail and Brooke Burns.  Loving Great Grandmother to Kaleigh, Stephen and Nolan Burns. Aunt of the late John (Macca) MacDonald,  Also survived by nieces, Jeannette and Cathy Lynch and their families of Weymouth.  Visitation in the Wm. F. Spencer  Funeral Home 575 E. Broadway (at Hst.) South Boston on Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 PM.Funeral liturgy at 12 PM. Relatives and Friends kindly invited.    Donations may be made in Anna's memory to VNA Care Network of South Shore, 30 Reservoir Pk. Rockland, MA. 02370.

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