Rosa Haydee Burns

June 1, 1936 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 84)


Rosa Haydeé Burns passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late John “Jack” Ernest Burns, Jr. Devoted mother of John E. Burns, III (Lori), Dr. Jeffrey E. Burns (Susan), and Dr. James E. Burns (Nancy). Loving grandmother of Gabrielle Burns, Victoria Burns, Rebecca Burns Otterson (John), Priscilla Burns, James E. Burns Jr., Kyle Burns, Ryan Burns and great-grandmother of Kinsley Otterson and John Otterson, II. Also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Haydeé was a longtime resident of Metairie, LA and a parishioner of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church. She came to America from Honduras when she was 17 to care for her sister’s children and never left. She went to school to become a bookkeeper and for many years work for Vivian Gelpi, Strauss and Sons Inc. and Glazer Distributors. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to Compassus Hospice: Danielle, Michelle, Carissa, and Ashley. Also, loving gratitude to Cindy, Kim, Sue, and Sandy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm with a Mass starting at 1:00pm followed by inurnment. Please note that due to the current State restrictions visitation is limited to a total of 150 people. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease) Foundation at Online condolences may be offered at

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