Francis P. Burns was born on September 7, 1943 in Uvalde, Texas to Francis P. Burns and Margaret M. Anderson, both deceased. His father’s Air Force postings led them to live in Sabinal, TX, and Walla Walla, WA but Philadelphia, PA was home.
He graduated from Monsignor Bonner High School and completed a BS in Accounting from Villanova University while working through night school. Married to his beloved wife, Holly Cullen in 1963. He worked as a Clerk with the FBI for 3 years, a Staff Accountant with Firestone Tire & Rubber for 3 years, and finally with MAB Paints for 38 years in a variety of positions, finishing as Corporate Controller at retirement in 2008.
He enjoyed every minute of retirement, especially the time he spent in Florida each winter along with his dear wife Holly, but had no greater joy than watching his 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren grow up. He loved to fish, traipse Civil War battlefields, read, study history and “do lunch”.
Predeceased by his wife of 55 years and brother Dennis T Burns, Esq.. He is survived by sons, Francis Jr (Sandy Fligier), Michael (Roseann Crawford), Eric (Cheri Vermillion) and daughter, Kimberly Burns. Also, grandchildren, Margaret, Darla Jean, Chloe, Michael Jr, Caitlin Dea (Jay), Alexander, and Jack Burns and great granddaughters, Kaia and Ava.
Also survived by his beloved sisters-in-law, Carol Prendergast, Merry Colsher, Janis Cook and Colleen Cullen and brother-in-law, James (Donna) Cullen and by nieces and nephews, Jim, Rob, Kevin, Matthew, Noelle, Sean, Missy, Bob, Jonathan, Kelly, Jennifer, Colleen, Jayson and Allison.
Relatives and Friends are invited to his Viewing Tuesday, July 20, 2021 10 A.M. O'Leary Funeral Home, 640 E. Springfield Rd. Springfield, PA 19064, and to his Funeral Service 12 P.M. in the funeral home. Int. Private. Donations can be made in his honor to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org.
Frank's Funeral Service can be viewed here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xtux9Pwuyq6tJ1Fdt8fT4nc3hFgjvgO-/view?usp=sharing
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