Patricia A. Burkett (1941 - 2015)

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  • "Mom, You are in a better place now. Your memory will live on"
    - Bruce
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Patricia A. Burkett, 73, Burkett Road, Penfield, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, at Christ the King Manor of DuBois after a short illness.
Born Nov. 12, 1941, in DuBois, she was a daughter of the late Theodore John and Julia Rita (Zerinski) Rucinski. She was married to Arnold Wayne Burkett on Sept. 16, 1961. He preceded her in death July 30, 2014.
Pat was a graduate of Huston Township High School, class of 1959, and received her nursing degree from Lock Haven University. She lived all her life in the Penfield area.
As a nurse, she retired from Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital after more than 35 years of service.
She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, enjoyed traveling and BINGO.
She is survived by five children: Brian (Eleanore) Burkett of Texas, Bruce (Eileen) Burkett of Delaware, Kenny Burkett of Texas, Richard Burkett and Theo (Jami) Burkett, both of Penfield; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert (Deanna) Rucinski of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by one great-grandson, Leland Burkett.
Friends will be received from 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, at the Ralph M. Geer Funeral Home, Penfield. Funeral services will follow at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home with the Rev. Father Richard Tomasone officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Gateway Humane Society.
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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 from Aug. 14 to Aug. 15, 2015