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Kathleen M. Burke (nee Carey) passed away on October 22, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Born to John and Katherine (nee Warren) Carey on August 24, 1932 in the Bronx and grew up in Inwood, Manhattan. After the untimely death of Katherine she was raised by her new mother Molly Carey nee (O'Sullivan). She attended Good Shepherd Elementary School, graduated from Scared Heart of Mary High School in 1949. She attended Hunter College and briefly worked for the phone company. In the summer of 1954 she met John Burke at Shepherds Farm in the Catskill Mountains. On October 1,1955 she and John marries (48) years, moved to Valley Stream and joined Holy Name of Mary Parish. She has been a faithful parishioner since ! During her free time she gave birth to and raised five sons. She was predeceased by her husband, parents and siblings John and Maureen. Kathleen is survived by her siblings Margaret Pero (Joe) and Michael Carey (Kathy). Her children John (Colleen), Kevin (Lori), Dennis (Lisa), James (LIsa), Brian (Tere), Eight Grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren. Faith, Family and Friends gave her meaning. Her service to Holy Name of Mary included milk monitor in the lunchroom, teaching 2nd Grade CCD classes, helping the money counters on Monday mornings, and she became a Eucharistic Minister at age 80. Activities friends included playing canasta, hanging with the "Motley Crew", participating in several bowling leagues, breakfast at Mitchell's after morning mass and trips to Atlantic City and Woodlock Pines. As the only girl in a household with six males she steeled herself by smiling and repeating "One Queen is enough". Thank you to family and friends for their phone calls, cards and visits. And a special thanks to Paulette, Sharon and Kaydeen for their kind compassionate care.
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