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"Frankie" Burke

1927 - 2014 PITTSFIELD Frances "Frankie" (Rossi) Burke, 86, of 47 Orchard St., died on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home. She was born in Keokuk, Iowa on Oct. 15, 1927, a daughter of Melvin and Clara (Bennett) Rossi. She attended schools in Iowa and had lived in Pittsfield for the past 60 years. Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Burke had worked for the former Stratton Coat Factory, Pittsfield, and had also worked as a waitress for the former Frankie Martin's Steakhouse, Pittsfield. She was a communicant of St. Joseph's Church. Her former first husband, Earl Williams, died in 1987. Her second husband, Donald Burke, died in 1985. She is survived by two daughters, Judith Gorman and her husband, Edward, and Diane Burke; four sons, Richard Williams and his wife, Mary, Michael Williams and his wife, Donna, Donald L. Burke and his wife, Candace and Randy Burke; one sister, Marge Debruhl; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Rossi. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services and burial will be private for the family. There are no calling hours. WELLINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 220 East St., Pittsfield, MA 01201, is in charge of arrangements.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 21, 2014
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