BURKE Wilfrid H., age 84 of Ridgewood, died on Monday, January 9, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in Heilles, France and has resided in Ridgewood for 52 years. Wilfrid is a veteran having served in the US Army in 1956. He was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Ridgewood and a member of Alliance Francaise, Ridgewood. Wilfrid was an Electrical Engineer establishing his own business, Airco International; which had offices across the United States, France, Germany and Portugal. Wilfrid is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Annie (nee Boussingault) of Ridgewood, his devoted children; Cyril Burke of Midland Park and his daughters; Abigail Burke of Ridgewood and Cynthia Dardis of Stanford, CT. He is also survived by his eight loving grandchildren, who were the delight of his life. Wilfrid was predeceased by his daughter, Anne Maureen Burke on July 7, 1995. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1-4 PM at the Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com , 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481. A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, January 16, 2017, 10:30 AM at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1 Passaic Street, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations in Wilfrid's memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.
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