Ocean City Today

Patricia Joy Burns

Jan 18, 2018
Patricia Joy Burns

printed 01/19/2018


Patricia Joy Burns, 84, of Bishopville, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, Maryland.

Born in South Baltimore, she was the youngest of five siblings of the late Charles and Eva Jacobs.

Patricia spent the majority of her working career at the Montgomery Ward catalog house in Baltimore City. She devoted her life to her family, always striving to create a beautiful home and loving environment.

Her love for coastal living called her to move to the Ocean City area upon her retirement. Her hobbies included gardening, interior design, sewing, cooking, swimming, playing pinochle and volunteering for many years at the Berlin Nursing Home. She always did her best to make this world a better place to live, letting her creative spirit shine in her home and her community.

She is survived by her loving husband of 58 years, Bernard R. Burns; her only son, George C.

Bilenki and daughter-in-law, Patricia A. Bilenki of Bishopville; two sisters, Etta Hamilton of Bedford, Virginia and Alice Heck of Arnold, Maryland; three grandchildren, Jonathan M. Bilenki and wife, Shannon Boyd, of Eugene, Oregon, and Erin E. and Adam J. Bilenki of Berlin, Maryland; four great-grandchildren, Cara, Trybe, Lotus and Owen George.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date. Donations in her name may be made to the Berlin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, The American Lung Association, and the Bishopville Volunteer Fire Department; P.O. Box 350, Bishopville, Maryland 21813.

Visit jolleymemorialchapelmd.com to send condolences.

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