Feb. 7, 1949 Massena St. Lawrence County New York, USA
Nov. 2, 2013 Helena St. Lawrence County New York, USA
She was born on February 2, 1949 in Massena, daughter of the late Joseph and Mildred (Terry) LaForce. She received her education at Madrid - Waddington Central School and then at Massena School of Business.
She married Francis W. Burns on 3/29/1969 at St. Joseph's Church in Massena.
She babysat for her nieces, worked as a nurse's aide at Massena Memorial Hospital and at the Ogdensburg Psychiatric Center. She found her place at the W. B. Goodnow Agency in Winthrop as a Customer Service Representative for 28 years. She retired in June 2012.
She was the first female fire fighter in St. Lawrence County as a member of the Helena Fire Department and was an interior fire fighter. She served as Treasurer of the fire department and was a member of the Auxiliary. Margaret served on the St. Lawrence Central Board of Education; LBSH Board of Directors and was the first female of the Brasher Town Board.
Surviving was her husband; her daughter and son in law, Susan and Michael Arquiett of Brasher Falls; a son, Aaron Burns of Charlotte, NC; her mother, Elma LaForce of Massena; grandchildren, Erin Graves of Florida, Zachary, Styles and Lukas Arquiett of Brasher Falls; siblings, John and Kathy LaForce of Chase Mills, Agnes Height of Pulaski, Maryann and Lloyd Seguin of Chase Mills, Millie and Terry Castagnier of Bedford, IN, Cathy and Rick Littlejohn of Louisville, Joseph LaForce of Chase Mills, Michael LaForce of Massena, Christopher and Amy LaForce of NC, Edward and Ann LaForce of TX, Patricia and Mike Bowman of Baldwinsville, Judy and Ernest Olin of Canton and Rosemary and Scott Miller of Madrid.