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Helen E. Burke

March 31, 2017
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Helen Elizabeth Burke, née Brady, of the Lordship section of Stratford, beloved wife of the late Charles Edward Burke, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 in Bridgeport Hospital. Mrs. Burke was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Brady of Bridgeport and had been a longtime Stratford resident.

She received her BA degree from Albertus Magnus College and did her graduate work in the Department of Classics at Fordham University. Mrs. Burke taught French and Latin at St. Mary's Catholic High School in New Haven and Latin and English at Stratford High School. She was also a Resource Specialist and part-time instructor in English and English as a Second Language at Housatonic Community College.

She is survived by her children: Kathleen Burke Shemeley (William) of New Milford; Michael P. (Cheryl) of Jupiter, Florida; Kevin T. (Carrie) of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Brien J. of Stratford; Charles G. of La Habra, California; Paul C. of Vero Beach, Florida; and Carol Burke Kowal (Richard) of Milford. Survivors also include fourteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her sister, Dr. Ruth M. Brady of Hudson, Florida.

Mrs. Burke was predeceased by her brother, Professor Peter T. Brady who taught at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.

Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial celebrated by Father Nicholas Pavia on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. by meeting directly in Our Lady of Peace Church, 651 Stratford Road. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Trumbull. There will be no calling hours.

Those who so desire may make contributions in her memory to the Our Lady of Peace Sanctuary Fund, 10 Ivy Street, Stratford, CT 06615.

For additional information or to share a message of condolence, visit www.wrmcdonaldfuneralhome.com.

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Funeral Mass of Christian Burial

Friday

7

Apr

10:30 AM 4/7/2017 10:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Peace Church,

651 Stratford Road
Stratford, CT 06615

Our Lady of Peace Church,
651 Stratford Road Stratford 06615 CT
United States

Interment

Friday

7

Apr

12:15 PM 4/7/2017 12:15:00 PM
Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Daniels Farm Rd.
Trumbull, CT 06611

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Daniels Farm Rd. Trumbull 06611 CT
United States

Memorial Contribution

Our Lady of Peace Santuary Fund

10 Ivy St.
Stratford, CT 06615
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