Jeanette J. Burke
Jeanette J. Burke of Yardley, PA passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne, PA.
Daughter of the late Charles E. and Margaret Grauer Fair, Jeanette was born and raised in Trenton, NJ. She lived in Lawrenceville, NJ for nearly 40 years before moving to Yardley in 1998. She spent the last eight months enjoying her time at Pickering Manor Home.
Jeanette met the love of her life, David T. Burke, upon his return from active service in World War II and was married in 1947. They were married for 28 years prior to his death. Jeanette devoted herself to raising her three sons and being an active part of their families. She was happiest when surrounded by friends and family, especially her grandchildren.
Always a positive and cheerful person, Jeanette was loved by all. She enjoyed serving the community through her involvement as a Den Mother with Boy Scout Troop 28, Operation Friendship and her two parishes, St. Ann’s in Lawrenceville and St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley. In her later years, Jeanette spread joy by making beautiful crafts for family and friends. As a devoted Christian, she also spent much of her time in prayer for her loved ones and people in need.
She will be greatly missed by her three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Antonella Burke of Hamilton, NJ, David and Elizabeth Burke of Senoia, GA, and Donald and Linda Burke of Langhorne, PA; five grandchildren, Ryan, Daniel, Christina, Hunter, and Catie; one brother, Charles and wife Eileen Fair of Ewing, NJ; two brothers-in-law, J. George Burke of Pennington, NJ and John Schwing of Andover, MA; three sisters-in-law, Mary Hazen and husband Robert, of Lawrenceville, NJ, Sharon Burke of Alexandria, VA and Judy Fair of Ewing, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 – 8pm at the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing, NJ. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:30am at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 999 Reading Ave., Yardley, PA. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hamilton, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions in her memory be made to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, 733 3rd Ave., Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 Attention: Amanda Monaghan or by making a memorial tribute gift at www.ccfa.org.
Posted on 02 Aug 2014 by MFH