Florence Burke

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Florence Scarpone Burke

98, of Indianapolis entered into eternal rest on November 7, 2012 at St. Paul Hermitage in Beech Grove. She was born on April 14, 1914 in Indianapolis to August and Frances D'Ascanio Scarpone. She was a cost analyst for Link Belt for 26 years retiring in 1976. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Oasis Club. She volunteered at Fatima Retreat House, St. Elizabeth Home, Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Florence was preceded in death by her husband James F. Burke, sister, Ida Polesel, brothers, Criss, William, and Patrick Scarpone, and son's-in-law, Robert Stubbs and David Piontek. She was the beloved mother of James F. (Barbara) Burke, Billie Stubbs, Maureen Piontek, Patricia Burke and Thomas (Joan) Burke. She was the devoted grandmother of James (Kim), Timothy, and Jeffrey (Kim) Burke; Drs. Maureen (Adam Minton), Anne-Therese (A.J. Bush) and Cailin (Dr. Kevin Bilant) Stubbs; Annette (Stephen) Couillard, and Kevin (Julie) Wilkinson; Christine (Patrick) Shea, Gregory Burke, and Kathleen (Eric) Hrabovsky. She is also survived by a sister, Mary Scarpone, 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, November 10th at 10 am at Little Flower Catholic Church. Visitation will be Friday November 9th from 4-8 pm at St. Paul Hermitage and also Saturday November 10th from 9am until time of service at Little Flower Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Florence's name may be made to Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Condolences may be offered at


Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Nov. 8, 2012
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