HORNELL-Patricia A. “Pat” Burleson, 67, of 7748 Old Big Creek Rd., Hornell (Town of Fremont) died Saturday afternoon (December 9, 2017) at Arnot Ogden Hospital in Elmira, following a brief illness.
Born in Bath, NY on September 24, 1950 and was the daughter of Albert & Mabel Freeman.
Pat grew up in South Hornell and was a graduate of Canisteo Central School (class of 1968). She later earned an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Alfred State College.
An avid WWE Wrestling fan, Pat loved watching Wrestle Mania on Television. She also spent countless hours crocheting and making beautiful afghans which she gave to family members. She loved shopping and was affectionately known as a “shopaholic”
She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Ackley Sr. who died in 1996 and also her second husband, Robert Burleson who died in 2000. She was also preceded in death by her step-brother, Hank Freeman.
Surviving are dear friend and companion, Harold Loper; 2 sons, John Ackley, Jr. of Hornell and Jim (Debbie) Burleson of Waterloo, NY; 2 daughters, Jennifer Pierson of Hornell and Joanna (Chris) Stevens of Canisteo; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces & nephews.
The family of Patricia A. “Pat” Burleson will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM
until 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY where funeral & committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Pastor Alan Bliss officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Canisteo.
Pat’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St., Johnson City, NY 13790. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.