Virginia M. (Burns) Marc-Aurele, 86, of
Upper River Road, Ipswich, died Wednesday,
January 29, 2014 in the Essex Park
Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Beverly
following her long illness. She was the wife
of the late Leo P. Marc-Aurele who died in
Born in Ipswich August 13, 1927 she was one
of the five children of the late William R.
and Elinor M. (Jones) Burns. Raised in
Ipswich, she was a 1945 Graduate of Ipswich
High School. Married in 1951 the Marc-Aureles
built their home and raised their family on
Upper River Road. Virginia
was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots
She was a longtime member of the Ipswich
United Methodist Church.
She is survived by a son, Leo Paul Marc-Aurele
of Evans Mills, NY; five grandchildren,
Michael P. Sheppard of Salisbury, Keith R.
Sheppard of Lynn, Lea Rausch and Rene Rausch
both of New York City and Maxfield Rausch of
HI; two sisters, Priscilla A. Wile and
Barbarta P. Caputi both of Ipswich, a
son-in-law, Dr John Rausch of HI, and many
nephews and nieces. She was the mother of
the late Sharon Sheppard and the late Sheila
Rausch both formerly of HI, and sister of
the late Robert Burns formerly of Essex and
the late Norma Balser formerly of Ipswich.
Her funeral service will be held 10 am
Saturday, February 8 in the Whittier-Porter
Funeral Home, 6 High St., Ipswich followed
by interment in the Cowles Memorial
Cemetery, Ipswich. An hour of visitation
will precede the service Saturday from 9 am
to the time of the service. In lieu of
flowers memorial contributions in her name
may be made to Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan
St., Suite B-1-2, Danvers, MA 01923 or Essex
Park Activities Department, 265 Essex
Street, Beverly, MA 01915.