Burke, Patricia M. "Pat" (Gegare)
Patricia M. "Pat" (Gegare) Burke, 77, Green Bay, died Friday, April 19, 2013, following a lengthy illness. She was born July 25, 1935, in Duck Creek, to Harvey and Ruth (Massey) Gegare.
Pat was a graduate of Green Bay West High School, Class of 1953. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, and sister. Pat had a love for fishing, crocheting, snowmobiling, nature, and a passion for life.
Pat is survived by her children and their spouses, Debbie and Tony Shipla, Karen and Jeff Frisque, Art and Cindy Burke, Diana Burke and her wife, Nell Doering, Kathy Borke, Bruce and Brenda Burke; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and two more on the way; her sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Florian Steeno; her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Yvonne Gegare; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert "Bob" Burke; a grandson, Willie; her parents; and her former husband, William.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Memorial Service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Pat's name.
Pat's family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staffs of Bornemann Nursing Center and Unity Hospice.