Helen J. Burns, 89 of Batavia, passed away peacefully on Wednesday (May 16, 2018) at United Memorial Medical Center.
She was born November 4, 1928 in Batavia, NY, the youngest child of John and Julia (Krawiec) Niedzialek.
She was a simple, quiet person from humble beginnings to her humble end. She was known for her loving kindness and generosity for family, extended family, friends and neighbors. Her great joys were taking care of anyone she considered family, always opening her door to visitors, her kitchen to feed and her pocketbook for anyone in need. She never asked why you need something, instead only asking what you need.
Helen was a lifelong resident of Batavia and retired from P.W. Minor. She was a member of Resurrection Parish and enjoyed working outside, feeding birds, cats and other animals around her home. Helen loved her poodles. Most of all, she enjoyed time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul J. Burns, and celebrated 67 years of marriage before his passing on August 4, 2016. She is also predeceased by her siblings, Della Platt, Edward Niedzialek, Walter Niedzialek, Joseph Niedzialek and Stanley Niedzialek.
Survivors include her daughter, Sandra J. Niedzialek – Burns of Dansville, NY. Son, Paul J. (Cheryl) Burns Jr. of Tucson, AZ. Grandchildren, Kristen (Joseph) Balonek of Rochester, Jaime (Carl) Catlin of Chittenago, NY, Benjamin Seekins of Batavia and Eleanor Kidder of Tucson, AZ. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are cordially invited to share in her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday (May 19th), 9:30am at Resurrection Parish, 18 Ellicott St., Batavia. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made in the form of Mass Offerings to Resurrection Parish, 18, Ellicott St., Batavia, NY 14020 or Crossroads House, 11 Liberty St., Batavia, NY 14020. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
ARRANGEMENTS WERE ENTRUSTED TO THE J. LEONARD McANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 BOGUE AVE., BATAVIA, NY 14020. RONALD KONIECZNY II, DIRECTOR.