Mary Van Nostrand, 82, of Givens Estates died Tuesday, January 18, 2011.
She was born in Minneapolis, MN and lived in Huntington, Long Island, NY for twenty-five years. She was a 1950 graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.
She moved to Henderson County in 1993 and to the Givens Estates in 2006. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church and choir in Hendersonville.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, John Richard Burns, who died in 1982, and Hugh Van Nostrand, who died in 1999; and by two sons, James T. Burns and Stephen G. Burns.
She is survived by her sons, Richard D. Burns and partner, Robert Berg, of New York, NY, and Peter M. Burns and wife, Allyson, of Fairfield, CT; two stepdaughters, Barbara Van Nostrand of Atlanta, GA, and Jean Hughes and husband, Wayne, of Richardson, TX; daughter-in-law, Carrie Teegardin of Atlanta, GA; three sisters, Bonnie McNamara of Alpine, TX, Suzanne Jones of Brewster, MA, and Kathleen Montagne of Hendersonville; and eight grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Blythe Street in Hendersonville. The Reverend Joe Gernoske will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mount Holyoke College, Attn. Development Office, 50 College Street, South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075, or to the Givens Estates Resident Assistance Ministry, 2360 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
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