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Edie's children cordially invite family and friends to join them for a memorial and celebration of their mom's life on Saturday, June 18th at 1 p.m. at Cutillo's Restaurant, 2688 East High Street, Sanatoga.
For information, please call 603-209-1419.
Edith "Edie" Burke (January 15, 1924 - May 14, 2011)
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Edith “Edie” Burke, 87, of Royersford, Pennsylvania died on Saturday May 14 after a brief illness. She passed away while surrounded by the loving arms of her family.
She had been staying with her daughter, Theresa, in Dover. Edith Marie Capoferri was born on January 15, 1924, in Limerick, PA. She was the eighth of ten children of Sabatino and Giovina Capoferri, who had emigrated to the United States, through Ellis Island, in 1907, from their native Ancarano, Italy.
She met her husband, Edward J. Burke, while he was at the Valley Forge Military Hospital in Phoenixville, PA, recovering from wounds he received in Word War II. He was blinded by a sniper's bullet on Guam, and Edith was a visiting volunteer. They were married in July 1947, living first in his native Queens, New York, later in New Hyde Park, NY.
Mr. Burke died from service-related injuries in 1959.
They had four children. Edith later met William Vidlar, and the family moved to Rindge, New Hampshire in 1965. In 1975, Edith, Bill, and Edith's youngest son, Chris, moved back to Royersford. She leaves her loving four children and their families: a son, Edward J. Burke, his wife, Kathleen Kennedy Burke, of Keene, NH, and their three children, Liam, Sean and Conor; a daughter, Theresa Burke, her husband, Nick Guadagnoli, of Dover, NH, and their daughter, Gina; a daughter, Susan Burke, her husband, David Surette, of South Berwick, ME, and their two daughters, Isabella and Julianna; and a son, Christopher, and his wife, Gail Irvin, of Whitefield, NH.
In addition, she leaves behind an extended, loving family of cousins, nephews and nieces, and many dear friends, especially her niece Donna Heimbach, and her friend from infancy, Annie Kelly.
Edie loved people, music, dancing, bowling, growing flowers, playing mah jong, and all things Italian, especially her large family of origin, parents, nine siblings, and eleven cousins, who grew up together in a duplex on Fifth Avenue in Royersford, an area of many Italian families.
Edie was thoroughly devoted to her family, and considered the raising of her four children her life’s greatest work. She taught them to respect each individual’s worth, no matter what their background. Mom, known as Mom-Mom to her grandkids, always said, “It doesn’t cost anything to be kind.” She will be missed and loved forever.
The family requests donations in Edie’s name to one of her favorite charities: St. Jude Children’s Hospital St. Jude Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38148-0142
The family is planning to have a memorial service in PA for her, but just need to kind of take some time to begin healing before we start planning.
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