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Nellie M. Pike Burke

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ARLINGTON -- A service of Thanksgiving and celebration for the life of Nellie M. Pike Burke was held Friday afternoon, Dec. 28, 2007, at the Federated Church of East Arlington.

The Rev. Kathleen Clark celebrated the service. Music was under the direction of organist Linda Hueckel, who led the congregation in the singing of the hymns “In The Garden” and “Amazing Grace.” The Rev. Clark offered words from scripture and the homily. A special music offering “Dedicated To Jesus Christ” was performed by Nellie’s son, Tom Pike.

Interment followed in the family lot in Ira Allen Cemetery in Sunderland where the Rev. Clark offered burial rites and committal prayers. Serving as urn bearer was Jerry Pike.

A time of fellowship and refreshments followed the service in Bailey Hall at the Federated Church. Among the delegations present were representatives form the order of the Eastern Star, The American Legion Post 69 Women’s Auxiliary, The Orvis Co., Southwestern Vermont Health Care and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

Nellie M. Pike Burke, a resident of the Meadows in Manchester, and formerly of Arlington, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2007, at Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland.

Arrangements were under the care of Hanson-Walbridge Funeral Home, Arlington Chapel, Route 7A.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 29, 2007
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