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Elizabeth "Betty" Burke

January 20, 1928 May 4, 2018
Elizabeth "Betty" Burke
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Obituary for Elizabeth "Betty" Burke

Elizabeth “Betty” (Brennan) Burke, age 90, of Trumbull beloved wife of the late Joseph Burke, passed away Friday, May 4, 2018 in the Ludlowe Nursing Facility, Fairfield surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Burke was born January 20, 1928 in Bridgeport, daughter of the late Egbert and Lillian (Frenzel) Brennan and had been a life time area resident.

Betty was a retired nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was an avid reader and loved her Yankee baseball. She was a devoted mother and the heart and soul of her large family. 

Survivors include her eight children, Kathleen Burke, Joseph Burke, Patrick Burke and his wife Katherine, Mary Anne McDonough and her husband Patrick, Pamela Burke, Christopher Burke and his wife Jennifer, David Burke and Raymond Burke and his wife Melissa; two brothers, Frederick Brennan and Vincent Brennan; in-laws, Kathy Brennan and Thomas and Joan Burke; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind many dear friends at the Ludlowe Center including her best friend Joyce Dawkins.  

She was predeceased by her brother, John Brennan and sister, Katherine ‘Kay’ Sam.  The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Ludlowe Center for their kind and compassionate care given their mother.

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly in Saint James Church, 2070 Main St., Stratford, CT.  Interment will be private.

Friends may visit with her family Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the William R. McDonald Funeral Home, 2591 Main St., Stratford, CT. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made in her name to the charity of one’s choice.

For additional information or to share an online condolence, please visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Monday

7

May

4:00 PM 5/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 AM 5/7/2018 7:00:00 AM
William R. McDonald Funeral Home

2591 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

William R. McDonald Funeral Home
2591 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

8

May

10:30 AM 5/8/2018 10:30:00 AM
Saint James Church

2070 Main Street
Stratford, CT 06615

Saint James Church
2070 Main Street Stratford 06615 CT
United States
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