Monday, April 8, 2013

Late Death Notice of Patricia Trucano Burns DHS1951

Patricia Trucano Burns


Patricia Ann Burns, 79, of Rapid City, left to be with the Lord on Monday, March 25, 2013. As a caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother she will be missed by the family she cared for so much. 

“Patty” was born June 27, 1933 to Anthony Trucano and Janet Trucano, in Detriot, MI and grew up in Deadwood, SD. She graduated from Deadwood High School in 1951 and attended St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN. She married James Burns and later earned a degree from Santa Monica City College in California where they began to raise a family. 

Patty returned to South Dakota with her children in 1968 and worked as a secretary/office manager in her family business, Black Hills Novelty, Inc. until her retirement in 2000. She was a lifetime member of the VFW and American Legion Post 22 Ladies Auxiliaries, and was active in the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary. 

She loved to travel, meet people and spend time with her mother, children and grandchildren. She was an avid reader and especially enjoyed mystery novels and travel magazines. Patty loved music and singing; a love she passed on to her children and grandchildren. 

Patty is survived by her children, Kathleen Beerman, Ladue, Mo., James Burns, Wooster, Ohio, Daniel Burns, Henderson, Nevada, Janette Burns, Gardena, Calif., and Anthony Burns, Box Elder; 10 grandchildren; and three great grandchildren, all who love her and will miss her. 

Patty was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, John Trucano. 

Services were held Tuesday, April 2, at Kirk Funeral Home with the Rev. Nathan Sparks officiating. A memorial has been established.


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