Madeline "Jan" Burnett

BLOSSVALE – Madeline J. “Jan” Burnett, 68, of Blossvale -McConnellsville Rd., passed away April 14, 2010 at Rome Memorial Hospital.

She was born on August 7, 1941 in Rome, NY a daughter of John and Tessie Gomolski Szmurlo. Jan graduated from Camden High School in 1959 and earned her bachelor’s degree at SUNY Oswego. She was a kindergarten teacher at Ukiah Unified School District, Ukiah, CA for 27 years retiring on June 19, 1999.

Jan moved to McConnellsville about five years ago from California where she had lived for 40 years. Jan enjoyed reading, gardening and loved her cats.

Surviving are her mother, Tessie Szmurlo, McConnellsville, a brother Richard & Marian Szmurlo, Biloxi, MS, several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins including, Charles & Nancy Szmurlo, Rome, NY and special friends, Randy & Orysia Beers, Dan & Christy Schmitt, all of McConnellsville, Chris & Cleda Erickson, Red Wood Valley, CA, Harriet Snarski, Ukiah, Ca, along with Sherry Sandoval, Charlie & Jackie Ruelle, Carl Morgensen and Sherry Crew all of California.

A memorial service will held 1:00pm Thursday from the McConnellsville Community Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McConnellsville Community Church or the Humane Society of Rome, Inc.,


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