|Birth: ||Feb. 26, 1920|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2006|
Sister Patricia Burke, IHM, formerly known as Sister Padraic, of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary died on November 16 at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
Born on February 26, 1920, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Anna Tunney Burke. She entered the IHM Congregation on September 8, 1938, and made her temporary profession of vows on May 8, 1941, and her final profession of vows on August 1, 1944.
She served as a teacher at Most Holy Rosary Elementary School in Syracuse, NY, from 1941 to 1951; St. Rose High School in Carbondale from 1951 to 1955; Marywood Seminary in Scranton from 1955 to 1958 and 1970 to 1971; Kingston Central Catholic High School in Kingston from 1958 to 1961; and at St. Mary High School in Manhasset, NY, from 1961 to 1966. She served as principal at St. John High School in Pittston from 1966 to 1968 and at St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, NY, from 1968 to 1970. She served on the faculty at Marywood College in the Classics Department from 1971 to 1980 and then as Director of the Counseling Center from 1980-1984. From 1984 to 1999 Sister Patricia was stationed in Pittsburgh serving as guidance counselor at Sacred Heart High School from 1984 to 1989, at Oakland Catholic High School from 1989 to 1991, and as Director of Religious Education at St. Rosalia Parish from 1991 to 1999. From 1999 until the time of her death she served as a prayer minister at the Marian Convent and at Our Lady of Peace Residence in Scranton.
She received a bachelor's degree and three master's degrees from Marywood College and a master's degree from Villanova University.
Surviving are two sisters, Anne Burke and Helen Finegan both of Pittsburgh; nephews and nieces; grandnephews and grandnieces.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James and three sisters, Katherine Fralic, Mary Burke, and Virginia Bernarding.
The funeral will be Monday, November 20, at 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton followed by interment at St. Catherine Cemetery, Moscow. Friends may call at Our Lady of Peace Residence, 2300 Adams Avenue in Scranton, on Sunday, November 19, between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the IHM Retirement Fund, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509.
Saint Catherine's Cemetery
Plot: IHM Sisters Section; Block 4; Lot 10-1L
Created by: Fran Fasolka, IHM
Record added: Feb 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34025881
Rest in Peace, Sister. You have served the Lord well.|
Added: Sep. 13, 2009