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Doris Mae Burns, of Gloucester City; worked at St. Marys Grammar School, Active in Ponytail League


Doris Burns (“Dory”), 77, passed away peacefully on May 24, 2021 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. Dory was born on June 3, 1943 in Chester, Pennsylvania to Ethel and Gilbert Craig.


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Dory grew up in Gloucester City, became a lifelong resident and loved living on Morris Street with all her wonderful friends and neighbors. During those years, she enjoyed her bowling leagues, was actively involved with the Gloucester City Ponytail League, and working at St. Mary’s Grammar School. Dory most enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She made a lifetime of memories and was sure to have a great time wherever she happened to be.

Dory is survived by her loving husband, Duke, her children, Joanne (Bob), Susan (Bob), Doris (Dennis), Stephanie (Bob) and Lance (Joyce); her 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, her sisters and all her many loving nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, May 28th at the McCann-Healey Funeral Home, 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 9 to 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation in her memory to “Inspira Health Cancer Care” at Inspira Hospital Foundation. Checks can be mailed to; 159 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 with “Inspira Health Cancer Care” along with Dori Burns in the memo. Donations can also be made online at

Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Doris Mae Burns. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142