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Born: December 15, 1920

Place of Birth: Woburn, MA

Death: January 14, 2013

Place of Death: Harwood, MD

Memorial donations may be made to:
American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N, Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054

This memorial provided by:
George P. Kalas Funeral Home - Edgewater
Edgewater, MD

Jeanne Peel Burwell

    December 15, 1920  -  January 14, 2013

Life Legacy

Jeanne Peel Burwell, 92, a 13-year resident of Annapolis and previously of Warrenton, NC, died January 14 in Harwood from natural causes. She was born on December 15, 1920 in Woburn, MA to the late Joseph and Mary Peel. She graduated from Boston City Hospital's Nursing School in 1943 and became a registered nurse.
Jeanne entered the U. S. Navy's Nursing Corp in 1943 and served in the Philippines during World War II. In 1957, she appeared in the movie, Hellcats of the Navy, starring Ronald Reagan. Jeanne retired from the Navy in 1963 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.
She was a parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church in Davidsonville. She enjoyed needlepoint, needlework, cooking and entertaining.
Jeanne was preceded in death by her husband, Captain George A. Burwell, USNR, who died in 1998. She is survived by a son, George A. (Virginia) Burwell, Jr. of Charleston, SC and daughter, Jane B. (Robert) Beery of Davidsonville; five grandchildren, Joseph Burwell, Robert Beery, Jr., Michael Beery, Stephanie Dobbins, Kristin Mette; and six great-grandchildren.
Friends are invited to Jeanne's Life Celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 17 at the George P. Kalas Funeral Home, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 18 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 826 W. Central Avenue, Davidsonville. Interment 12 noon on Saturday, January 19 at Fairview Cemetery in Warrenton, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1041 Route 3 N., Bldg. A, Gambrills, MD 21054. An online guestbook is available by accessing the link at the top of this page.