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Claire Burns Obituary

Claire B. Burns
Claire B. Burns

March 3, 1929 - November 17, 2020
Born in Old Forge, PA
Resided in Iselin, NJ


Claire Burns, 91, of Iselin passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her residence.

Born in Old Forge PA, she had lived in Newark, South Plainfield, and most recently Iselin for over 60 years. She was a former communicant & member of the Altar Rosary Society of St. Cecelia’s RC Church in Iselin. She previously worked at the Westinghouse in Newark and Maidenform in Edison. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and baking.

She is predeceased by her husband, John J. Burns (2013).

She is survived by her sons, John and his wife Elsa of Fords & James of Iselin; her sisters, Dorothy “Dee” Hunter of East Haven CT & Regina “Reggie” Holtzman of South Carolina; and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will take place Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:30am from the Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 200 Cooper Ave. Iselin NJ 08830, followed by a 10am Funeral Mass at St. Cecelia RC Church, 45 Wilus Way Iselin NJ 08830. The interment will follow at St. Gertrude Cemetery in Colonia.

Visitation will take place on Sunday from 1-4pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at



1225 Green Street & Cooper Ave.
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Sunday, November 22, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Funeral Mass
St. Cecelia's RC Church
45 Wilus Way
Iselin, NJ US 08830
Monday, November 23, 2020
10:00 AM
St. Gertrude Cemetery
53 Inman Ave
Colonia, NJ US 07067
Monday, November 23, 2020




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