Mrs. Joan P. (Kellett) Burns, 93, of Hopedale

Mrs. Joan P. (Kellett) Burns, 93, of Hopedale MA died Sunday (May 7, 2023) at the Milford Regional Medical Center. She was the beloved wife of the late Roger V. Burns, who died in 1991.
Joan was born in Milford MA, the daughter of the late Cyril F. Kellett and the late Therese (Kalassa) Kellett.
She attended the former St. Mary’s Grammar School and the former St. Mary’s High School.
Joan was first employed as a young woman as a clerk, working for the Town of Milford at Milford Town Hall. After her marriage to Roger, she became a devoted housewife and mother.
Joan is survived by her 5 children: Roger V. Burns Jr. and his wife Joy of Plymouth MA, Charles F. Burns and his wife Tippawan of Shrewsbury MA, James E. Burns and his wife Susan of Mansfield MA, Joseph T. Burns of Hopedale MA and Patricia A. Burns of Hopedale MA; her 5 grandchildren: Roger V. Burns III, Erin Burns, Nisa Burns, Benjamin Burns and Joseph DiRusso; her 2 great grandchildren: Avery Burns and Landon Burns; her 2 siblings: John Kellett and his wife Christine of Fairfield PA and Dr. Cyril Kellett Jr. and his wife Joanne of Carlsbad CA; also several nieces & nephews.
Joan was the sister of the late Mary Lou Sughrue, the late Rita Prevoznik  and the late Jeremiah Kellett.
Her funeral will be held Tuesday (May 16th) at 9am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial will follow in Hopedale Village Cemetery. Visiting hours will be held Monday (May 15th) from 5pm to 7pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home. Please visit for complete obituary & condolence book.


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