Mt. Vernon Register-News


August 28, 2013

Dolores Julius-Burns

Dolores Julius-Burns, age 82, of Mt. Vernon and a former resident of Nason, passed away 3:10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.

Dolores was born July 25, 1931, in Benton, the daughter of Andrea and Lucia (Pattuzzi) Chiapelli, who moved here from Pavullo Fr, Modena, Italy, in 1923. She married John Julius on June 10, 1950, and he died Oct. 1, 1975; she later married William “Bill” Burns and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1989.

Dolores was a member of the St. Mary, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon. She worked many years for Avon, starting as a sales lady and becoming the District Manager for Illinois and later retired from Avon. She was an avid dancer and looked forward to dancing every weekend.

Dolores is survived by her sisters-in-law, Sharon Chiapelli of Waltonville, Leona Heck of Mt. Vernon and Barb Lappin of Sesser; special niece and caregiver, Debbie Chiapelli of Mt. Vernon; nephew, Steven Noble Chiapelli of Waltonville; nieces, Carrie Gilbert and Sherry Gilbert, both of California; and also several great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Julius; second husband, William Burns; son, Gary Lee Julius; baby brother, Walter Junior Chiapelli; brother, Noble Chiapelli; and sister, Gloria Ashley.

Funeral services for Dolores Burns will be held 12 noon Friday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville with The Very Rev. Father John Iffert V.F. officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Abner Cemetery in Nason.

For those wishing, memorials may be made to Abner Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 279-7272 or visit at

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