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Francis J. Connelly, age 86, Willingboro, NJ passed away in JFK Hospital, Cherry Hill, NJ after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Connelly was a proud US Army veteran of World War II. He and his family lived in Susquehanna, PA for many years before moving to Willingboro. He retired in 1982 from Conrail Railroad after 39 years of hard work.

Husband of the late Mary Rose Connelly, who passed away in 1996, he is survived by his daughter, Margaret Rose Connelly, Willingboro; two grandchildren; and several family members from Susquehanna, PA.

Services were held from the Page Funeral Home, Burlington, NJ. A burial service was held at St. John’s Cemetery, Susquehanna.


Mildred J. Lippert, 87, Elizabethtown, PA, died on Friday, August 27, 2004 at the Masonic Health Care Center, Elizabethtown.

Born in Dyberry Township, Wayne County, PA, she was the daughter of the late John R. and Grace E. Thomas Lippert. Miss Lippert was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Honesdale, PA. Her early education was at Beers School in Dyberry Township and she graduated from Nicholson High School. A college graduate, she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Mansfield University. Her first teaching position was in a one-room school at Forest Lake. Following that she taught at Hop Bottom and Dimock. Prior to retiring in 1979, she was employed as a teacher by Elk Lake School District after 42 years of dedicated service.

Miss Lippert was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Montrose Chapter 151; Beta Rho Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society; and a former member of both the Montrose Garden Club and The Monday Evening Club. A nature lover of birds, flowers and the environment, she spent summer sessions at Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and took several trips on Questar Nature Tours.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Taylor, Mabel Olver, Vivian Lippert; three brothers, Walter, Wayne, Raymond.

She is survived by several cousins, and a brother-in-law, A. Ralph Taylor, Elizabethtown.

Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 3, 11:00 a.m. at Bethany Cemetery, 431 Wayne Street, Honesdale.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 431 Wayne Street, Honesdale, PA 18431.


Thomas M. Burns died unexpectedly July 29, 2004, in Fort Pierce, Florida, where he has resided since 1998.

Born and raised in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, Mr. Burns was predeceased by his parents, Lawrence and Cecelia (Kendrick) Burns of Grand Street, Susquehanna. He was a graduate of Laurel Hill Academy, Class of 1955, where he played basketball; he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY and went on to work for IBM in Endicott, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Boca Raton, FL, and Atlanta, GA.

A 35-year employee of IBM, Mr. Burns is survived by his wife, Betsy, of Fort Pierce, Florida; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lisa (John) Peddar, Atlanta, Georgia, and Pamela Burns, Edgewater, New Jersey; a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas (Diane) Burns, Atlanta, Georgia. Mr. Burns is also survived by a sister, Katherine (Burns) Buckley, Binghamton, NY; a niece, Laura (Buckley) Crounse, Binghamton, NY, and a nephew, Christopher Buckley, Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Burns was an avid fisherman, as well as an avid Atlanta Braves baseball fan. He enjoyed cruising the seas and traveling to his ancestral home of Ireland.

A funeral mass was held in Atlanta, Georgia, on Wednesday, August 4, 2004.

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