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Roland E. "Stoney" Burke

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Roland E. "Stoney" Burke 1935 - 2008 EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. Roland E. "Stoney" Burke, 73, of County Route 68 died Thursday evening, Oct. 23, 2008, at Albany, New York Medical Center, surrounded by his family. Roland was born in Dorset, Vt., on Sept. 26, 1935. the son of Harry Walter and Mary Elizabeth Clayton Burke and received his education in the one room school house in Shaftsbury Hollow. In his earlier years, Roland worked as a dairy farmer, then as a truck driver for William E. Dailey Company for 25 years, then retiring from U.S. Tsubaki, where he was a machine operator. Roland was an avid hunter and enjoyed watching John Wayne movies and listening to the music of Hank Williams. He cherished times spent with his family especially his grandson. Roland leaves his wife, the former Eleanor Winchell of Eagle Bridge, whom he married at the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church on April 4, 1956; his daughters, Ellen Burke Granger and her husband, Brian, and Sally Bartholdi and her husband, Anthony; his brothers Gale, Steve and Zane Burke; his sisters, Anna Betit Moffitt, Jane Forrest, and Emma Bacon and her husband, Bernie; his grandson, Seth Burke Bartholdi, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: Graveside funeral services for Roland will be Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at noon in the family lot in Rosewood Cemetery in White Creek, N.Y. Pastor Michael Twardy of the Bible Baptist Church in Shaftsbury will conduct the service. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, gifts in Roland's memory may be made to the family of Roland E. Burke, c/o of HANSON-WALBRIDGE FUNERAL HOME, P.O. Box 957, Bennington, VT 05201. To send the family personal e-mail condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.
Published in Bennington Banner from Oct. 25 to Oct. 27, 2008
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