Jean Anne Trynosky Burke

  • "This was a woman who never failed to make me laugh nor make..."
    - Ken Trynosky
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Jean Anne Trynosky Burke, 83, of Farmingdale, passed away at home Dec. 27.

She was born in Ashland and raised in Girardville. She graduated from St. Vincent de Paul Grammar School and Girardville High School. After residing in Warehouse Point, Conn., and Newark, N.J., she adopted Farmingdale as her hometown, where she lived for more than 50 years and served as municipal clerk, tax collector and assistant to the zoning officer. Prior to this, she worked as administrative assistant to the president of Compounders Inc. Afterward, Jean served as a mortgage loan officer. Jean served as an usher at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, a councilwoman, planning board member, Cub Scout den mother and PTA member, all in the community of Farmingdale. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents, John Trynosky and Mildred Swenson Trynosky.

Jean is survived by her beloved husband, Michael Burke, Farmingdale; her son, Michael John Burke and his wife, Mary, Farmingdale; Jiji to grandchildren, Katie, Mikey and Alex; sister, Tina; cousin, Ronald; cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Jean had an abiding love of family, church and country. She made it a personal mission to see that as many veterans as possible were remembered on the National World War II Memorial Registry and spent numerous hours adding the names of thousands of veterans to this registry, many now deceased, but their legacies now duly noted. Jean said that she never forgot that it was these brave people who saved America and preserved it as a free country, and was determined to honor as many veterans as she could.

In respect to Jean's expressed wishes, there will be no viewing or cemetery funeral ceremony. There will be a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 31 Asbury Road, Farmingdale, N.J. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jean's name may be made to St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Farmingdale, N.J. For information, directions or condolence messages to the family, visit

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Published in Republican & Herald on Jan. 2, 2019