In Remembrance of Grace M. Burke
Grace M. BurkeDunmore, PA December 26, 1930 ~ April 14, 2014 Date of Service: April 22, 2014
Grace M. Burke, 83, a lifelong resident of Dunmore, died Monday at Linwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Robert J. Burke.
Grace was born in Dunmore on December 26, 1930, to the late Gaetano and Giovanni Aliamo Amico. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School, Class of 1948, and revelled in that milestone throughout her life. She particularly enjoyed the many reunions of the Class, including the sixty-fifth in 2013.
Prior to retirement Grace worked for the U.S. Department of Labor as a price data collector for the Consumer Price Index. Earlier, she was employed for lengthy periods in the insurance and medical fields. She enjoyed travel with her husband and toured the North American Continent from Alaska to Key West and the Maritime Provinces of Canada to the deep American Southwest. She particularly enjoyed fall visits to Myrtle Beach, winter visits to Florida, and an occasional visit to Atlantic City.
Grace was an excellent homemaker and a dedicated pet lover. She was a fastidious person who had a penchant for order and simplicity and asked for nothing more than life had afforded her. She was a petite and engaging woman who quickly elicited the fondness of all she met.
In addition to her husband, Grace is survived by a brother, Michael Gianti, Old Forge, and a sister, Margaret Esgro, Dunmore; several nieces and nephews and many loving in-law relations. She was preceded in death by a brother, Vincent Amico, and three sisters: Theresa Stevenson, Santa Amico and Rita Viola.
The family is grateful to the entire staff of Linwood for the love and care Grace received during the more than four years she was a resident there.
The funeral will be Tuesday with Services at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. Bernard McIlhenny, S.J., in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore. Interment, Mount Carmel Cemetery, Dunmore. Friends may call Monday, 4 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, any preferring to honor Grace in a tangible way may wish to consider her favorite charities: St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105; St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, 2010 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA. 18509; or Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township, PA 18411.