Alison (Ali) Elaine Burns, 37, of North Grafton, died July 30. She was the wife of Wren Leader. A native of Ashland, she was the daughter of Steven and Donna Burns. She attended UMass Amherst and later graduated from Assumption College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She became a mental health counselor for teens at Community Healthlink. She was a member of Temple Emanuel Sinai. In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by a son, Asher Milton Leader; a sister, Sarah Robey (Peter); a brother, Matthew Burns (Vanessa); her grandfather Wayne Wilbur; nieces and nephews Logan Robey, Stella Burns, Jerilyn McLean, Emily Moscufo, Michela Moscufo; and her parents-in-law, Lucy Aptekar and Gerry Leader; and her animal companions, Gus, Garion, Bailey, Gremlin, and Kix. Memorial donations may be given to the Worcester Animal Rescue League, 139 Holden St., Worcester, MA 01606 (worcesterarl.org).
RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN