In Loving Memory of Marie T. Burke
Marie T. BurkeMarch 11, 1924 ~ July 7, 2018 Date of Service: July 12, 2018
Marie T. Burke, 94, died Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s Villa in Elmhurst. She was the wife of the late Paul V. Burke.
Born in Dunmore, she was the daughter of the late William and Evelyn Banks Taylor. She was a graduate of Dunmore High School and Lackawanna Junior College. Before marrying Marie was employed at the Pentagon, later staying at home to raise her five children. A current member of Immaculate Conception Church in Scranton, Marie formerly was active at both St. Mary of Mt. Carmel in Dunmore and St. Paul’s in Scranton. She enjoyed contributing her time and talents not only at church, but also for Meals on Wheels, St. Francis Soup Kitchen, and as a hospice volunteer.
Surviving are four sons, Paul and his wife Shawn, Hazleton; Thomas and his wife Laura, El Dorado Hills, CA; Michael, Scranton; Robert and his wife Donna, Old Saybrook, CT; a daughter Mary Ellen Jeffries and her husband William, South Burlington, VT. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Coleen Thomas, Seamus Burke, Erin Charnick , Thomas Burke, Timothy Jeffries, Patrick Burke, Casey Burke, Matthew Jeffries, Kerry Burke, Molly Jeffries, Dan Burke, 10 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Hicks and a brother Robert Taylor.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM at Immaculate Conception Church, 801 Taylor Avenue in Scranton. Interment will take place at St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Moscow. All those attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5PM-8PM at Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Villa, 516 Saint Mary’s Villa Road, Elmhurst Twp. PA 18444 or to Hospice of the Sacred Heart 100 William Street, Dunmore, PA 18510.