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Laurie R. Burns, 56, visitor survey consultant with Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

Laurie R. Burns
Laurie R. Burns

Laurie R. Burns, 56, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas D. Rood of Colchester, Vermont.

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, New Jersey; grandchildren, Harper Burns and Connor Burns; mother, Rita (Dominic) Punzi; sister, Kerry (Edward) Rourke of Goshen, New York; aunt, Janet Noe of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; nephews, Patrick (Khylin) Rourke and Ryan (Colleen) Rourke; and special friend, Carol Scully of Poughkeepsie, New York.

The family invites friends to visit and honor Laurie from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11, at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Road, Williamsburg. A funeral service will be offered at 11 a.m., Monday, Aug. 12, at Saint Bede Catholic Church, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Bede Campus Ministries.

Share online condolences with the family at Nelsen Funeral Home.

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