Elizabeth Jane Burns, a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, sewing, and crafts, died at Southampton Hospital on July 7 after a 10-month illness. She was 85 and had lived in East Hampton since the mid-1980s, first on Oakview Highway and more recently on Accabonac Road. She had previously lived in Sag Harbor.
Ms. Burns was born in Englewood, N.J., to Vernon Butler Hogan and the former Marie Louise Keller. She attended Tenafly (N.J.) High School.
Active in the community, Ms. Burns was a deacon at Sag Harbor’s Old Whalers Church in 1982, and volunteered at Southampton Hospital. She was a member of the Sag Harbor Home Extension Service and a quilting group there.
Ms. Burns is survived by three children, Robert C. Burns of Sag Harbor, Virginia J. Griffiths of East Hampton, and Charles H. Burns of Cotuit, Mass. Four brothers survive as well. They are Jack Hogan of Newland, N.C., Richard Hogan of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., George Hogan of Southbury, Conn., and William B. Hogan of Yardley, Pa. Thirteen nieces and nephews also survive. Her husband, Calvin C. Burns, died three years ago.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family has suggested memorial contributions to a charity of one’s choice.