Connie V. (Barr) Burke (1951 - 2016)

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Connie V. (Barr) Burke, 64, Medix Run, died Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor after a lengthy illness.
Born Oct. 16, 1951, in Montgomery, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late James Marshall and Marian Saretta (Sexton) Barr.
She was a graduate of St. Marys High School and lived most of her life in Bennetts Valley.
She worked at Osram Sylvania for 13 years and four years at the Medix Hotel. She was a member of the Benezette United Methodist Church. Connie was known for her quick wit and social personality.
Survivors include a daughter, Colonel Dawn (Cochran) Alonso and her husband Armando of Apollo Beach, Fla.; a grandson, Armando Jacob Alonso; two brothers, James Barr and Thomas Barr of Medix Run; two sisters, Teresa Dimaria of Delmonte and Debra and Eugene Winchester of Caledonia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James Cochran; and a sister, Anita Goss.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, and from 2-3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m.Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at the funeral home with the Rev. Lola J. Turnbull officiating. Interment will be in Morningside Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Benezette United Methodist Church and will be accepting online condolences at
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Ralph M Geer Funeral Home
12045 Bennetts Valley Hwy
Penfield, PA 15849
(814) 637-5401
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Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 24, 2016