Obituary: Jeanne (Chiswell) Burns


NAUGATUCK — Mrs. Jeanne (Chiswell) Burns, 84, of Naugatuck, died Monday Oct. 24, at Waterbury Hospital. She was the widow of Robert J. Burns.

Mrs. Burns was born in Waterbury on March 16, 1927, a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Doris (Biggins) Chiswell. She was retired from Uniroyal Inc., where she worked for over 50 years.

Mrs. Burns is survived by three daughters, Cathy Perkins and her husband Richard of Naugatuck, Jeanne Burns of Cape Neddick, Maine and Joan Burns and her companion James Bennett of Naugatuck; two sons, Robert Burns of Vienna, Va. and James Burns and his wife Kristin of Burlington, Vt.; grandchildren, Jeffrey Perkins and his wife Kristen, Matthew Perkins, James Bennett and Nora Burns; great grandchildren, Kelsey Perkins and Brayden Perkins and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Jane Linhard and Joan Chiswell.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. at the Buckmiller Brothers Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery in Naugatuck. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.