Constance M. Burke – Salem, NH
Constance M. Burke age 90 of Salem, NH passed away peacefully on Saturday February 20, 2021 at her home in Salem, NH. She was born in Dorchester, MA on February 28, 1930, the daughter of the late, Charles and Agnes (Drummond) Winn. Raised and educated in Lawrence, MA she graduated from St. Mary’s High School and the Wyndham Secretarial School in Boston.
Constance married Francis E. Burke in April, 1952. They settled in Salem, NH in the fall of 1963. They had five sons and two daughters. Mrs. Burke devoted her life to the upbringing of their active children with her husband, the owner of Dodge Grain located on North Broadway in Salem. Constance enjoyed completing the New York Times Crossword Puzzle every day “in ink”, painting landscapes, cooking, gardening and writing poetry.
She is survived by her husband Frank and their children Francis E. Burke, Jr, (Cindy) from Hampstead, NH; Susan Burke Byrne (James) from Olney, MD; Terence M. Burke (Melissa) from Andover, MA; Steven M. Burke (Kathleen) from North Hampton, NH; Matthew Q. Burke (Sharon) from Atkinson, NH; Anthony J. Burke (Paula) from Topsfield, MA; and Alison L. Burke from Manchester, NH. Mrs. Burke is also survived by twenty-one grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
At the request of the family Mrs. Burke’s services are private. Donations are requested in her memory to: Lazarus House Ministries, PO Box 408, Lawrence, MA 01842. https://lazarushouse.org/donate/
Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral.com to sign the online guest book.
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Lazarus House Ministries
P.O. Box 408, Lawrence MA 01842