Beverly “BJ” Burridge Burns, 63, the wife of Patrick Burns, of Throop, died Feb. 12, 2018.
A native of Auburn, BJ was a graduate of Auburn High School, class of 1972. She was employed as the treasurer of the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, with more than 30 years of faithful service. A devout Catholic and communicant of St. Mary’s Church, BJ was a Eucharistic Minister and volunteered her time working bingo at the church. Above all, she was a “first class, full-time grandmother” and adored the time spent with her family and grandchildren.
In addition to her husband Pat, she is survived by two sons, Eric Burns, of Savannah, and Timm Burns and his wife, Carrie, of Auburn; two brothers, Tom Burridge and Sidney Burridge Jr. and his wife, Mary Ellen, all of Auburn; two sisters, Carol Burridge and Christine Vivenzio and her husband, Gary, all of Auburn; four grandchildren, Eric Jr., Ellanor, Elliot and Silas Burns; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
BJ was predeceased by her parents, Sidney C. Sr. and Olga Sheftic Burridge.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in St. Mary’s Church. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Cheche Funeral Home Inc., 1778 Clark St. Road, Auburn.
Contributions may be made in memory of BJ to St. Mary’s Church, check memo: CMA – In Memory of BJ Burns, 15 Clark St., Auburn, NY 13021 or Throop Fire Department, 7159 Beech Tree Road, Auburn, NY 13021.