Hundreds gathered Sunday night at Hadley Park to remember the Lake Luzerne woman police say was murdered by her estranged husband on Christmas Eve. Time Warner Cable News reporter Barry Wygel was at the memorial for Patricia Burns, 42, which was already planned for another member Burns' family that passed away two years ago.
SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hundreds gathered at Hadley Park Sunday to remember the Lake Luzerne woman police say was murdered by her estranged husband on Christmas Eve.
Patricia Burns, 42, was remembered by friends and family at the vigil with a releasing of balloons and the lighting of candles.
The vigil was originally planned for one of Burns' daughters, who passed away two years ago this week. Friends have gathered each year since her passing at Hadley Park, but this year's memorial took a different meaning this week after the death of Burns.
Friends and family describe both women as fun loving people who were always thinking of others.
"They're a lot of fun to be around. They've always had smiles. They're very selfless, they want to help other people, especially Trish, that's basically what she was about," Olivia Austin said.
In the meantime, a fund has also been set up where people can donate. They're being accepted at Soave Faire on Broadway in Saratoga Springs, where Burns used to work.
Funeral services have been set for Burns. Funeral services are Monday at 9:45 a.m. at McVeigh Funeral Home on North Allen Street in Albany to Blessed Sacrament Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.