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Emily H. Burke

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DORSET -- Emily H. Burke, 89, of Dorset, passed away Jan. 15, 2008, at the Haven Health Center in Rutland. She was born in West Pawlet, Vt., on Oct. 8, 1918, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Ellen Jones.

She married Claude Burke on Oct. 14, 1946. Claude died on April 30, 1979.

Emily was a house cleaner in the Dorset area for years, working seven days a week for most of her working life. She was a member of the United Church of Dorset-East Rupert. She was also a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing Bingo.

She is survived by three sons; Claude E. Burke Jr., of Jacksonville, Fla., Thomas Burke of Dorset and Jonathan Burke of Wells; two daughters; Patricia Ann Viault of Dudley, N.C. and Ellen Jane Ennis of Delaware and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Dorset-East Rupert. Burial will be in the spring in Maple Hill Cemetery in Dorset. Friends may call at the Brewster Funeral Home, 34 Park Place in Manchester on Friday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. when the family will be in attendance.

For directions or to send personal e-mail condolences to the family, please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2008
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