Vanessa Dawn Burns, 15, of St. Rt. 48. Minetto, passed away Friday May 14, 2010 at the Golisano Childrenâ€™s Hospital at University Hospital, Syracuse.
Born in Clarksville, Tenn, she was the daughter of the late Daniel Burns and Teresa Cilla of Minetto.
Vanessa was a 9th grader at the Oswego High School. She enjoyed playing the Flute and was a member of the Oswego Band. She enjoyed reading and swimming.
Surviving besides her mother are a brother, Joseph D. Burns; two sisters, Kimberli C. Burns and Nicole E. Burns; Paternal grandparents, Richard and Marie Burns; Maternal grandmother, Irene Cilla; godparents Timothy and Christine Burns; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial Mass will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Maryâ€™s Church, Oswego.
Donations may be sent in Vanessaâ€™s Memory to P.O. Box 138, Minetto, NY 13115.
Nelson Funeral Home has care of arrangements.
Online condolences can be made at www.nelson-funeralhome.com