In Remembrance of Grace M. Burke

Grace M. Burke

Grace M. Burke

Dunmore, 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.

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Kathy Graham
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Re: In Remembrance of Grace M. Burke
Reply #9 on : Sat April 26, 2014, 18:14:31
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Bob
I am deeply sorry for your loss. Grace was a beautiful and sweet woman. You were wonderful with her. She knew how much she was loved. I will always be gratefull I got the change to meet her over these last four years. Love Kathy
Maurice Hart
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Sorry for your loss
Reply #8 on : Fri April 25, 2014, 08:51:43
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Bob, I was sorry to hear of the loss of your wife. It is a great loss but life goes on. May she rest in peace.
marc hart
Al Amico (cousin)
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Grace M Burke
Reply #7 on : Sat April 19, 2014, 11:26:19
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Bob; So sorry to hear of Grace's passing, she is at peace now. May the eternal light shine on her. I will remember her in my prayers,

Cousin Al
Louise & Andrew Kurechka
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Re: In Remembrance of Grace M. Burke
Reply #6 on : Fri April 18, 2014, 21:19:55
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Dear Bob, We were so sorry to hear of Grace's passing. We know that she had been in poor health for some time. May she rest in peace. Please accept our sympathy for your loss.
Frank Paris
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Condolence
Reply #5 on : Fri April 18, 2014, 11:47:18
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Bob
My sincere Condolence . Grace was always a Lady ! May she rest in peace . And may you also find peace.

Frank Paris
Major U.S.Army Retired
Brooksville Florida
Susan Nicastro (Jean's daughter)
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Re: In Remembrance of Grace M. Burke
Reply #4 on : Fri April 18, 2014, 07:11:52
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Mr. Burke,
I am so sorry to read about your lovely wife's passing. Please accept my family's sincere condolences at this sad time.
Joe Cortese
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Condolences
Reply #3 on : Thu April 17, 2014, 15:01:47
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Bob ... please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Having just talked to you about Ray, it seems hard to believe you have to deal with another loss in such a short period of time.

Unfortunately, I will be in Florida next week and unable to attend funeral. I hope we can connect at some point when I return.

I will honor Grace with a contribution to one of her charities.

Hang in there. Talk to you soon,
Joe Cortese