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Mary Burke

It is with great sadness that the family of Mary Burke announces her passing on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at the age of 84. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Bonny (Nick) Boles and Tom (Robin) Burke, and her brother, Benny (Mary) Macera. “Nanny” will also be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her grandchildren, Kelli, Tommy, Billie, Jesse, Adam, Lucas, and Desiree, and great-grandchildren, Kiana, Tyriq, Logan, Gavin, Dakota, Dyson, Declan, Ezekial, Lincoln, and Poppy. A special thanks to Verla Gabriel and Patti Burke for their loving care. She will be reunited with her parents, Rodney and Helen Macera, her sister, Rose Sweazey, son, Rod Burke, and her loving husband of 62 years, Stanley Burke.

Before Stanley’s passing two years ago, Mary spent most of her time side by side with him. They would have been found together spending time with their children and grandchildren, watching black and white films, Syracuse basketball, the Patriots and the Yankees, eating breakfast at a local diner, finding ‘treasures’ at garage sales, or hitting the casinos.

Mary was loving and generous. Her greatest pride was her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Services may be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Mary’s name to the SPCA of Tompkins County, 1640 Hanshaw Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, or online at http://www.spcaonline.com/gifts.

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Our most sincere condolences.

Ron & Cheryl Lewis Dec 11 2020 12:00 AM

I will always treasure the love, humor, care and compassion Nan so willingly shared with my family. I hope the memories and incredible impact she had help ease the pain of her loss for all her family and friends.

Chris Heslop Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Burke

Donald Howell Nov 3 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Mary Burke

Arlene Nelson Oct 28 2020 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss, Stan and Mary were wonderful people who made wonderful neighbors while they were on Salmon Creek next to us. They were fun loving, caring people that stay in your heart and memories forever. All you need to do is meet them once and you were friends for life, they always had a smile and hello no matter what. Hold your memories close to your heart as you deal with their passing until you meet them again.

Charlie & Michelle Armstrong Oct 27 2020 12:00 AM

I've known Mary all my life. Our families grew up together. There are so many beautiful memories. She was a beautiful person. Loved her immensely. Bonny Nick & Family Tom Robin & Family you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom is looking down and smiling being so proud of her family. Love you all

Carolyn & Debbie Oct 26 2020 12:00 AM