In memory of
Mary Lee Burke
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In memory of
Mary Lee Burke
Mary Lee Burke was born July 22, 1933 to William P and Frances Kittredge Burke. She died January 11, 2020. A lifelong devout Roman Catholic, she was a dedicated Eucharistic Minister and Lector in her parishes and at Touro Infirmary. In 1982 she was a recipient of the annual St. Louis IX award. She treasured her weekly prayer group for their friendship, support and faith. Mary Lee graduated from McGehee School and Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising in New York City and San Francisco before returning to New Orleans where she opened her gift shop-The Present Perfect which she operated for many years. She was a lover of words and music and dogs-not necessarily in that order. For several years she was the restaurant critic for New Orleans Magazine, and had stories and articles published in national magazines. She also devoted endless hours to the preparation and presentation of her bi-annual Quarante Club papers. In Music, she founded and managed the Laetare Singers group after many years as a member of St. Louis Cathedral Choir. She also appeared in the chorus of several Tulane Summer Lyric Theater productions. An active member of the Louisiana Collie Club, she bred and showed a number of rough Collies and was a total fan of the breed. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Constance Burke Fedoroff. She is survived by her sister Patricia Burke, two nephews and a great niece. There will be a memorial service at St. Francis of Assisi Church on State Street on Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, preceded by visitation from 10 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Cenacle, the Alzheimers Association or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Mary Lee's recent caregivers-Sheree Bertrand, Patricia Franklin, Jasmine Holden, Michelle Johnson, Demetris Jones, and especially, Jacqueline Trass. To view and sign the Funeral Guest Book online, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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In memory of
Mary Lee Burke
Mary Lee Burke was born July 22, 1933 to William P and Frances Kittredge Burke. She died January 11, 2020. A lifelong devout Roman Catholic, she was a dedicated Eucharistic Minister and Lector in her parishes and at Touro Infirmary. In 1982 she was a recipient of the annual St. Louis IX award. She treasured her weekly prayer group for their friendship, support and faith. Mary Lee graduated from McGehee School and Radcliffe College. She worked in advertising in New York City and San Francisco before returning to New Orleans where she opened her gift shop-The Present Perfect which she operated for many years. She was a lover of words and music and dogs-not necessarily in that order. For several years she was the restaurant critic for New Orleans Magazine, and had stories and articles published in national magazines. She also devoted endless hours to the preparation and presentation of her bi-annual Quarante Club papers. In Music, she founded and managed the Laetare Singers group after many years as a member of St. Louis Cathedral Choir. She also appeared in the chorus of several Tulane Summer Lyric Theater productions. An active member of the Louisiana Collie Club, she bred and showed a number of rough Collies and was a total fan of the breed. She was preceded in death by her parents and older sister, Constance Burke Fedoroff. She is survived by her sister Patricia Burke, two nephews and a great niece. There will be a memorial service at St. Francis of Assisi Church on State Street on Tuesday, January 14th at 11am, preceded by visitation from 10 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Cenacle, the Alzheimers Association or a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank Mary Lee's recent caregivers-Sheree Bertrand, Patricia Franklin, Jasmine Holden, Michelle Johnson, Demetris Jones, and especially, Jacqueline Trass. To view and sign the Funeral Guest Book online, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.
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Services Provided By
Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home
5100 PONTCHARTRAIN BLVD
New Orleans, LA 70124
Past Services ╲╱
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