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Obituary: Mary B. (Ziemba) Burns, 74

Feb 19, 2018 06:09AM ● By Theresa Gilman

Mary B. (Ziemba) Burns

Mary B. (Ziemba) Burns, 74, formerly of the Centralville section of Lowell, died peacefully Friday afternoon February  at Lowell General Hospital.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, June 15, 1943, a daughter of the late Thaddeus and the late Vera (Dejniak) Ziemba, she attended Lowell schools and was a graduate of Lowell High School.

Mary was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church.

Prior to her retirement, she was a Clerk at the Middlesex County Registry of Deeds in Lowell for several years.

Among her many interests, Mary enjoyed cooking and arts and crafts.

Mary is survived by a daughter Allyson Thompson and her husband William of Maynard; a son Jonathan Burns of Las Vegas, NV; two grandchildren Anna and Jason Thompson; a sister Irene Z. DeFreitas of Lowell; three brothers Thaddeus J. “Ted” Ziemba of Dracut; Brian W. Ziemba of Lowell and John P. Ziemba and his wife Deborah of Wentworth, NH; and many nieces and nephews.   She was also the mother of the late Thomas Burns and sister-in-law of the late Norma Ziemba and the late Joesph DeFreitas.

Friends may call at the O’DONNELL FUNERAL HOME 276 PAWTUCKET ST. at Fletcher from 9:00 to 10:45 A.M. on Wednesday morning February 21 followed by her Funeral Service at the Funeral Home at 11 o’clock. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in North Tewksbury. E-condolences/directions at Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to St. Jude’s Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101. 

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