Mary Ellen Burke

Mary Ellen Burke, 82, lifelong Troy resident passed away peacefully on Friday Nov. 4th, 2022 at the Daughter’s of Sarah Nursing Home in Albany.  She was born in Troy on Sept. 10, 1940 and was the daughter of the late William J. and Rita T. Roullier Burke.  She was educated in the Troy School system and retired from the Lansingburgh School District where she had been a line server for many years.  “The Lansingburgh children embraced her as Mim”.  Mary Ellen had been a faithful communicant of St. Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh and was a loyal and dedicated volunteer with the St. Augustine’s Bingo Committee. 


She was the beloved mother of Colleen (the late Peter) Fogarty and Kelly (Jeffrey) Zovistoski; dear sister of Linda White, Edward F. Burke, Wanda Burke and the late David Cohen, Alfred and Daniel Burke, Irene Burke and Sandra Parent; Cherished grandmother “Mimere “ of Ryan James Fogarty, Scott Andrew Fogarty, Evan Robert Fogarty (Carissa Iler) Lori Marie (David) Lewis and Daniel J. Hardy; step-grandmother of Jeffrey Zovistoski; great grandmother of Dylan Lewis, Lucy and Delilah Lewis and Everett Peter Fogarty; also survived by several nieces and nephews including her niece Robin Burke.


Funeral will be held on Wednesday at 1:00 pm in the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. Of 115th Street & 4th. Avenue in (565 4th. Ave. Troy, NY 12182) Lansingburgh.


Calling hours will be from 11:00 am till 1:00 pm Wednesday in the funeral home prior to the  service.


Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY


The family wishes to thank the Daughters of Sarah for the care they provided Mary for the past few years.