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March 27, 1954 — November 4, 2017


Vanessa G. Burr, 63, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord, Saturday after a brief illness.


She was born in Altoona, daughter of George E. and Marlene (Watson) Harris Sr.  On Aug. 26, 1972, Vanessa married Michael J. Burr, her high school sweetheart. They recently celebrated 45 years of a blessed marriage. 

Surviving are her husband, Michael; three children: Nicole (Burr) Rowe and husband Conrad B., and Shawn Burr and wife Sarah E. of Melbourne Beach, Fla. and Matthew Burr of Portsmouth, Va.; seven grandchildren: Emily Rowe, Zachary Rowe, Erik Edwards, McKenna Burr, Maddox Burr, Colten Burr and Matthew James (M. J.) Burr; two sisters: Gwen Vaughn and Georgeann Jones of Altoona/Lakemont; and two brothers George E. Harris Jr. of Norfolk, Va. and Donald Harris of York.

She was a 1972 graduate of Altoona Area High School. 

Vanessa was known for her compassion, love of family and friends, sewing and quilting.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 12th Ave. and 20th Street, Altoona, Monsignor Robert Mazur celebrant A Rosary will be held commencing before the mass at 10:30. A private interment will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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Friday, November 10, 2017

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Our Lady of Fatima Church

2010 12 Ave, Altoona, PA 16601

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