Flora Burke

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BURKE, Flora Y. Flora Y. Burke, 97, of Rowe Ct., East Haven, died on Monday, November 14, 2011 at CT Hospice in Branford. She was the devoted wife of Maurice Burke. She was born in New Haven, CT on February 5, 1914 to the late Deus and Marie Piche LeDuc. Flora worked for A.C. Gilberts as an Inspector for many years. This amazing woman has been the Foster Mother for 66 children and was named Mother of the year in 1985. She is also a member of the East Haven Woman's Club as well as the St. Vincent dePaul's Ladies Guild. She is survived by four daughters Barbara (Hidde) Bogaert, Elaine (Paul) Norwood of East Haven, Karen Catalano of Clinton and Cynthia (Shawn) Acri of North Haven. Two sons Michael Burke of North Branford, and William Burke of East Haven. She was also survived by 20 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Patricia Kelley, a brother Edmund LeDuc and a grandson Bryan Burke. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford CT 06405. A graveside service will be held Friday, November 18th at All Saints Cemetery 12:30 pm. the EAST HAVEN MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, 425 Main St., is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the New Haven Register on Nov. 17, 2011
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