Virginia Walsh Burke

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Virginia Walsh Burke, 91, of Flowery Branch passed away June 8, 2010. Mrs. Burke was the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps from Rhode Island. While in the Marines she attended OCS and then became an officer. She was a very influential elementary school teacher and taught for more than 35 years.
Mrs. Burke was also an active volunteer and was a past president of PTA, Homemakers Association in Cumming, and was a Girl Scout leader. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Waldo Emerson "Bill" Burke.
She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Stempel and her partner Darrell Moore; daughter, Constance Burke Crawford; son, William Emerson Burke; son, Donald Patrick Burke and his wife Lurline Craig-Burke; grandchildren, Michael Crawford, Andrea Tudor, Leah Stempel, James Stempel, Katherine and Ryan Burke, Madison Elizabeth Burke; and great-grandchildren, Carmichael Crawford, Jennifer Marie Tudor, Alexis Brooke Tudor.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The American Lung Association.
A funeral mass will be Monday, June 14, at 11 a.m. at The Catholic Church of St. Ann with the Rev. Joseph Aquino, M.S. as the Celebrant. Interment will follow at Arlington Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Sunday, June 13, from 4-6 p.m. at H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel in Sandy Springs.
H.M. Patterson and Son, Arlington Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Published in ForsythNews.com from June 10 to June 15, 2010
Arrangements under the direction of:
H.M. Patterson & Son-Arlington Chapel
173 Allen Road Ne | Sandy Springs, GA 30328 | (404) 851-9900
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