Edith Burns

Edith B. "Betty" Burns (Bergstrom)

Tuesday, September 2nd, 1924 - Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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Edith Betty” B. (Bergstrom ) Burns passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 2nd, 2020 at
age 95. Betty was born in Cambridge, MA on September 2nd, 1924 and lived in Arlington, MA
her whole life. She was the wife of the late Edward Burns. She is survived by her seven
children, Edward Jr of CA, Carl and his spouse Joan of Hull, Gary and his late
spouse Laurie of Seattle, Betty Ann Britton and spouse Jay of Ashland, Brian and
partner Janet Wynne of Easton , Marybeth Roche and spouse Fred of Florida, Arline
Peduto and spouse Ed of Wakefield. She is also survived by her sixteen grandchildren
and three great grandchildren. Daughter of the late Carl and Edith Bergstrom, Sister of the late Carl Bergstrom and Dorthy Wood. Visiting hours Tuesday 10:00am to 1:00pm in The DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass Avenue ARLINGTON. Family prayer service to commence at 1:00pm. Graveside service at 1:45pm at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. All are welcome to attend. Betty was an avid Arlington Football and Hockey fan, supporting her late husband Edward Burns during his 50 year tenure as Arlington High Hockey coach. She ran the concession stand to raise money for the hockey team. She was a member of the Arlington Sportsman Club and theArlington Touchdown Club. Betty loved being with family and friends and spending time at her summer home in Wareham on White Island Pond. Music, singing and dancing brought her great joy. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Betty's memory, to Care Dimensions Hospice; 75 Sylvan Street, B-102, Danvers,MA 01923 or Guiding Eyes for the Blind 611 Granite Springs Road , Yorktown Heights,NY 10598.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 10:00am - 1:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 1:00pm
    DeVito Funeral Home - Arlington
    1145 Massachusetts Ave.
    Arlington, MA 02476
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Family Prayer Service
  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 | 1:45pm
    Tuesday, July 7th, 2020 1:45pm
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery
    70 Medford Street
    Arlington, MA 02474
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    All are welcome to attend graveside prayers


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Wallace Coyle

Posted at 11:41am

Our sincere sympathy to all the Burns family at this most difficult time. A truly wonderful wife, mom, cheerleader and great lady. We will miss her so much, but learn from all she taught and shared with us.
We remember her in that great old Irish Blessing:
May the sun shine warm upon your face;

the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Mary and Wally Coyle


Posted at 08:54am
Burns Family
Condolences on your loss. Growing up it was always Mrs. Burns (and Mr. Burns) . . . still is. A wonderful smiling woman who supported all that played football and hockey at AHS equally. A smile and encouraging words for all. A rich and full life. John Lyons/The Lyons Family

Jim Healy

Posted at 07:03pm
To the Burns Family,
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. Mrs. Burns was a wonderful lady and we we're all very fortunate and blessed to know her.

Jim Healy & family

Mark Colbert

Posted at 02:28pm
Thoughts & Prayers of condolences to the entire Burn's Family. I was blessed with knowing Betty for quite a few years and she was a wonderful lady in all ways ............................

The Entire Colbert Clan

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