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Pauline L. Burns

July 29, 1934 — April 25, 2019

BURNS – Pauline L., 84, South Fork, died April 25, 2019 at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage. Born July 29, 1934, in Portage Township, daughter of George Breto and Pearl (Megrenne) Breto-Moratti.

Preceded in death by parents; step-father, John Moratti; sisters, Betty Moffat and Louise Bentkowski; brothers, George Jr. and Ronald “Sadie” Breto; and faithful pets, Jumbo, Tippy, Barney and Daisy.

Survived by loving husband of 58 years, Robert “Ned” Burns, whom she married October 6, 1960; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork. She was a graduate of South Fork Croyle High School, class of 1952. US Women’s Army Corps veteran having served in the Army Medical Service during the Korean War. Pauline retired from Conemaugh Hospital after many years of service as a secretary in the dietary department. She enjoyed volunteering in her community, attended the Forest Hills Senior Center and was a dedicated lifetime member of the American Legion Post 653, South Fork, where she served as Adjutant and Secretary.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home, Inc., South Fork.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Noon Monday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Father Joseph C. Nale, Celebrant.

Committal, South Fork Cemetery.

Military graveside service by St. Michael American Legion Post 551.
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Past Services


Sunday, April 28, 2019

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home

621 Maple Street, South Fork, PA 15956

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Funeral Mass

Monday, April 29, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

550 Main Street , South Fork , PA 15956

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