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Nora Barrett Burke

Nora Barrett Burke Obituary

Nora Barrett Burke, 80, of West Pittston, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at home.

Nora was the daughter of Robert and Margaret Barrett. Born and raised in West Pittston, she was a graduate of St. John the Evangelist High School, Class of 1957. Nora earned her Bachelor of Science degree in education from College Misericordia and master's equivalency from Penn State University. She taught in the Wyoming Area School District for 37 years.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Jane and Robert Barrett.

Nora is survived by William Burke, her husband of 57 years; brother, Richard Barrett and his wife, Margaret, Rockville, Md.; son, William and wife, Maripat, Scranton; son, Patrick and wife, Anne, Leesburg, Va.; daughter Erin Weiss and husband, Michael, Forty Fort; and nine grandchildren, William, Jack, Patrick, Peter, Donovan, Maeve, Katherine, Michael and Anna; and nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express gratitude for the care offered by Dr. Michalene Torbik and staff, Dr. Bruce Saidman and staff, and the wonderful nurses of the Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the funeral Mass and services for Nora will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Care & Concern Pediatric Clinic, 37 William St., Pittston, PA 18640.

Arrangement are from Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, Pittston.


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