Barbara Burke

Celebration of Lilfe

Summer of 2021


In lieu of flowers, please contact Corpus Christi Church at (518) 877-8506 to arrange for Memorial Masses or a Sanctuary Light. Also contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 in honor of Barbara.

Obituary of Barbara Veronica Burke

Barbara Veronica Burke, 86, of Northcrest Drive died on February 22, 2021 at her home in the loving care of family.  She was born on June 15, 1934 in Manhattan, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Roy and Helen Kelleher Johnson. Barbara was the beloved wife of the late Thomas Joseph Burke.  She was a mother and homemaker affectionately known to her family as "Suki". Barbara grew up in the Inwood neighborhood of New York City where she enjoyed paddling on the Hudson River.  She was a loyal Yankees fan and a member of American Legion Mohawk post 1450 for many years.


Barbara was the devoted mother of Joanne Elizabeth Nagel of Tampa, FL, Thomas Keith (Susan) Burke of Virginia Beach, VA, Kelly Jean (Sivert) Fogerlie of Phoenix, AZ, Barbara Helen Burke of Avon Lake, OH, Matthew John Burke of Phoenix, AZ and Patricia Ann (Edward) Voska of Clifton Park, NY; as well as sister of the late Roy Johnson.  She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, sisters-in-law Barbara Hood and Marie Johnson Lambourn, and several nephews.  She was predeceased by beloved grandson, Bryan Evan Nagel.


A celebration of Life will be held this coming summer.

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