Genevieve E. Burns

Genevieve E. Burns, age 89, passed away at home on Sunday June 24th, 2018. She was born on February 16,1929 in Philadelphia, the third child of the late Cletus G. and Genevieve T. Moloney.

Genevieve liked volunteering, gardening, the Playhouse, bird watching, writing, reading, being with friends and attending daily Mass. Most of all, Genevieve loved being with her husband Bob, and her beloved children and grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary Moloney.

Genevieve is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Robert; her daughters, Mary Williams (George) and Francine Hepler (Jeffrey) both of Woodstown, NJ; her son, Robert Burns (Cassandra) of Magnolia, DE; her grandchildren, Sarah, Jake, Eric, Julie, Courtney, Katelynn, Laura, Bryan, and George; her sister Marjorie Sutton (Bob); her brother, Dr. Joseph Moloney (Bernie); her beloved extended family and many nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Saturday June 30, 2018 from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. with a Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 11 A.M. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church 907 Milltown Road, Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will follow at All Saints Cemetery. Genevieve was a long-time, devoted member of St. John the Beloved Church and, in lieu of flowers, requested that donations be sent to the church, at the address listed above. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by The Smiths on
We wanted to share our condolences with Genevieve’s family. It is never easy to have to say goodbye to a loved one. The pain of loss can be unbearable. Our Creator promises us that one day this pain will be just a memory. That beautiful promise can be found at Revelation 21:3, 4. Our pain and suffering will be a thing of the past, and we can cry tears of joy as we welcome back the ones that we love so much. We hope you find comfort in those promises.

Submitted by Amin on
Dear Burns family, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. Coping with the loss of your loved one can be tough burden to bear. I recently lost a dear family member but a scripture that brought me great comfort was Psalms 55:22. That scripture reads “Throw your burden on Jehovah, And he will sustain you. Never will he allow the righteous one to fall“. This scripture was encouraging to me because it proves that god loves us so much that he is willing to take on our burdens and help us carry them. I hope that this scripture helps you as it has helped me. I will keep your family in my prayers