, Salem, MA

December 18, 2013

Mary B. (Burnham) Cannata, 48

HUDSON, NH — Mary B. (Burnham) Cannata, 48, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at her sister’s home.

Born in Salem, Mass., on April 24, 1965, she was the daughter of Paula (Cazzara) Burnham of Hudson and the late Gordon E. Burnham. She resided in Salem for 30 years, and attended Salem High School. After leaving Salem, she moved to Wilmington for several years.

Mary will be remembered for her witty and unselfish personality. Most of all, the love she had for her sons will remain in their hearts and carry on with them throughout their lives.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her two sons, Tristan Fleming and his wife, Krystal (Columna) of Lynn, and Andrew Cannata of Salem; and her four siblings, Ruth, Rose, David and Sue.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, in St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 253 Cabot Street, Beverly, at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend. A graveside service will be held in the spring at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to the National Alliance to Mental Illness, NAMI, 3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203, or to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844. Arrangements are under the direction of the Grondin Funeral Home, 376 Cabot St., Beverly.

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