Ann T. Burns, retired nurse

March 11, 2019

Ann T. Burns, 86, of Rehoboth Beach passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1932, to the late Edward and Grace Ewing.

Ann attended Ursuline College in Ohio and graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She was married to Major General (R) Paul P. Burns for 55 years.  During Paul’s time in the Army, Ann raised five children and was very active in their military life. Following Paul’s retirement from the Army, Ann received her nursing degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and they moved to Rehoboth Beach. In retirement, Ann enjoyed her family and friends, playing bridge and golf, her garden club and volunteered as a visiting/traveling nurse for Delaware Hospice. 

She was predeceased by her husband Paul; her parents; her sister Joan; and son William. Ann is survived by her children: Maryellen Rosenblit (Robbie) of Ocean City, Md., Kevin Burns (Lauri) of Indianapolis, Ind., Brian Burns (Andrea) of Pinehurst, N.C.; and Colleen Wilgus (David) of Bethany Beach; her siblings Bob Ewing (Mic) and Tom Ewing (Ruth); her grandchildren: Andrea Burns, Martin Burns, Sarah Rosenblit (Rory Nodine), David Rosenblit, Seth Wilgus, Derek Wilgus, Hanna Burns and Jenna Burns; and her great-grandchildren: Madison Burns, Quinn Burns, Owen Nodine and Cooper Nodine.    

A Funeral Service and Interment will be scheduled at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ann’s memory to Delaware Hospice, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963.

Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Highway, Lewes, where letters of condolences may be sent.

Please visit Mrs. Burn's Life Memorial webpage and sign her online guestbook at