Patricia Louise Burns
March 17, 1937-July 24, 2023
Submitted by Erin Burns
PLEASANTON - Patricia Louise (Lawton) Burns, age 86, of Pleasanton, California passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love and comfort of her family on Monday, July 24th, 2023 at home. Pat was born on St Patrick’s Day, March 17, 1937 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania along with her twin brother Eugene. She was the daughter of Irish immigrants Mary Hayes and John Lawton. Pat attended Saint Raphael Catholic School in Morningside, Pennsylvania.
In 1959 Pat married William F. Burns and they had six children. They settled in Pleasanton in 1968 and Pat got her California real estate license in 1971 and ran a successful business for over 45 years.
Pat loved playing golf and was a long standing member of Castlewood Country Club. She also enjoyed betting on the ponies at the fair, travel, attending the theatre, playing bridge, throwing parties, watching sports, and going to the cinema. She was an active member of the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association and enjoyed many visits to Mexico. She loved her girlfriends. They were her rock.
Pat will undoubtedly be greatly missed by all who were blessed to know and love her. Left to honor her legacy and cherish her memory are her surviving children Bill, Kelly, Mary, and Erin; grandchildren Kirkland, Clinton, Megan, Ainslee, and Maisie; and great grandchildren Matthew, Liam, Declan, and Elodie; and many nieces and nephews. Pat is also celebrated and remembered by dozens of Irish relatives across the diaspora. Pat was predeceased by sons Timothy and John, and grandson Connor; and by her siblings - Dennis, Mary Jo, and Eugene.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Pat on Thursday, August 24th, 2023 at the Shannon Community Center in Dublin, California from 10am to 2pm. If you’d like to attend and pay your respects, optional rsvp or any questions please contact her daughter Erin on email@example.com.
In lieu of flowers, Pat wished to have donations made to any of the following three charities: The Valley Humane Society as she loved animals so much, Hospice Foundation of America – as her care at the end was exactly what she needed, and the Young Epilepsy Sussex (YES) Club – which was founded by her eleven year old granddaughter Maisie who has epilepsy.
https://valleyhumane.salsalabs.org/donate/index.html https://hospicefoundation.org https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/YESClub