Patricia E. Nelsen

July 3, 1949 - May 3, 2016

07/03/1949 - 05/03/2016

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Tuesday May 17, 2016
11:00 am

Chesapeake – Patricia Eileen Nelsen, 66, died May 3, 2016. Patricia was born in Brooklyn, NY to the late James T. Burns, Sr. and Eleanor Johnson Burns. She had been very involved with the Deer Park, NY School System, was a member of St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church and above all, she loved her special nephew, Jonathan. She was predeceased by her son, Daniel Burns Nelsen.
Left to cherish her memory are her siblings, James T. Burns, Jr of Richmond, Kathryn Parker (Jeffrey) of Chesapeake, and Theresa Gragnano (Peter) of Laurel, MD; nieces and nephews, Stephen, Christopher (Caleigh), Matthew (Amy), Kaitlin, Jonathan, Michael, Jennifer, Jessica (Scott) and Anthony.
The family will be celebrating Patricia’s life on May 17, 2016 at 11:00 AM at St. Stephen Martyr Roman Catholic Church with father Brian Rafferty officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of the Sentara Nursing Center at Oak Grove for their care and compassion towards Patricia.Memorial donations may be made to the MS Society and/or the Special Olympics, Chesapeake. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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The Bassetts
7 years ago

Jim, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the beloved Burns’ during this difficult time.

Jack Parkins
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss

Victoria Hendrickson Talerico
7 years ago

So sorry Jim. Can’t believe how much she looked like your Mom. May she rest in peace.