BANGOR – Mary Josephine Burns, 86, longtime Rockland resident, passed away April 19, 2013. She was born Sept. 16, 1926, in Old Town, to Frederick A. and June Scott Burns of Old Town.
Mary graduated from Old Town High School and enjoyed reading, bingo, collecting and cats.
She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Gladys McCullen and Margaret Sinclair; nephew, Frederick P. Knight; and loving companion, Charles M. Currier. She is survived by two sisters, Jane S. Knight of Bangor, and Frances P. Keeran and husband, Henry, of Maine and Florida; one brother, Frederick A. Burns and wife, Dorothy, of Fayetteville, N.C.; nephew, Patrick M. Keeran and wife, Tess, of Bangor; as well as many other nieces and nephews around the country.
Private interment will be at Sea View Cemetery, Rockport. Arrangements are in the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock St., Rockland. To share a memory or story with Mary’s family, please visit her online Book of Memories at