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Jeanne F. Burns Tobin

June 16, 1941 - October 5, 2020

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Jeanne F. Burns Tobin, 79, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, died Monday morning at home after an illness. She is survived by her beloved husband, Patrick J. Tobin.
Born June 16, 1941, daughter of the late John and Helen Ruane Burns, Jeanne was a graduate of West Scranton High School, class of 1959, before raising her cherished family.
Jeanne was a skilled seamstress, an avid reader and one of Elvis Presley’s biggest fans. Never one to hold back her opinions, her unlimited advice will certainly be missed by all who were lucky (or unlucky) enough to have received it. Her loved ones meant the world to her and she was the unquestioned pillar of her family. Her memory will forever live on.
She is also survived by her loving children: daughters, Kimberly Griffiths and husband, Thomas, Dunmore; and Dawn Hafner and husband, David, Scranton; and son, Patrick Tobin and Ellen Regan, Old Forge; Kristin Meyers, who Jeanne always considered a daughter, and husband, John, Bear Creek, and Kristin’s children, Taylor and Kyle; her adored grandchildren, Daina, Thomas, Victoria, Chelsea, Brooke, Reece, Celia and Andrew; her brother, James Burns, Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two siblings, Robert Burns and Ann Meyers.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank Jeanne’s caregivers, Nicole, Laura, Jene and Sally. Their care, compassion and loyalty throughout Jeanne’s illness will never be forgotten.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., West Scranton, to be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Fox, pastor. Burial in Cathedral Cemetery will be private.
Those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jeanne’s name to the Make-A-Wish Foundation – Greater Pennsylvania, c/o Professional Arts Building, 327 N. Washington Ave., #501, Scranton, PA 18505.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 125 N. Main Ave., Scranton.