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Bertha Marie Burke Prasky
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Birth: Jun. 9, 1902
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1971
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA

Bertha Marie Burke (1902-1971) Prasky, was a secretary at Daniel J. Walsh's Sons, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (b. June 09, 1902; 29 Atlantic Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, 07304-2301, USA - d. January 27, 1971; Paul Kimball Hospital, 600 River Avenue, Lakewood, Ocean County, New Jersey, 08701-5281, USA) Social Security Number 160033881.

John Joseph Burke (1868-1939) and Josephine Smith (1874-1962).

June 9, 1902 at 29 Atlantic Street, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.

Her siblings include: William Burke II (1904-1996) an oil worker at the Bayway Refinery who married Eleanor Catherine Outwater (1912-1978); Josephine Veronica Burke (1907-1995) aka May Burke, who married Thomas Patrick Norton I (1891-1968) a railroad worker; John Joseph Burke II (1909-1986) aka John Steven Burke, who was Chief Quartermaster for the Navy who married Elizabeth Jones (1909-1958); Margaret E. Burke (c1912-c1971) who worked for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and married David Thomas Morgan (c1914-c1974) but had no children; and Owen John Burke (1915-1984) who was a World War II veteran that worked for a trucking company in Piscataway in New Jersey and he never married.

Raised by aunt:
Bertha and her sister Josephine (May) were raised by their aunt, Mary Ellen Burke (1870-1957) aka Mamie Burke, and her husband Richard B. Patterson II (c1869-1930) after their father got into financial trouble. They were raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Delaware County, Pennsylvania:
In 1910 through 1930 Bertha is living on Villanova Avenue, Mailmont, Ridley Park Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania with Mamie Burke and Richard Patterson. In 1930 the household included Rebecca Patterson (1868-?) who may have been Richard's sister.

Bertha was working as a accountant in an insurance company, which may be Daniel J. Walsh's Sons. In 1936 Bertha filled out her application for a Social Security Number and she was working at Daniel J. Walsh's Sons at 504 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Sometime in the 1930s or 1940s she married Stephen H. Prasky (1897-1965) a carpenter who was born in Poland. Stephen was the son of Adolph and Josephine Piskorski. Stephen had been married before and had a daughter, Lynn Beck, who worked as a burlesque stripper under the name "Lynn York". In 1965 Lynn Beck was living in Massachusetts.

Hyattsville, Maryland:
In 1964 Bertha and Stephen were living in Hyattsville, Maryland near Washington, DC and they moved to Jackson, New Jersey and bought a house in the same neighborhood as Josephine Burke aka Mae Burke, and Thomas Patrick Norton.

Bertha died in 1971 while living in Whiting, New Jersey.

Her obituary appeared in the Asbury Park press on Thursday, January 28, 1971 and reads as follows: "Mrs. Stephen Prasky - Manchester Township - Mrs. Bertha M. Prasky, 68, of 3B New York Drive, Cedar Glen Lakes, died yesterday at Paul Kimball Hospital, Lakewood. Mrs. Prasky was born in Jersey City. She lived in Jackson Township for seven years before moving here this year. Mrs. Prasky was a member of the Jackson Senior Citizens Club, St. John's Roman Catholic Church, Jackson Township and the Third Order of St. Francis. Surviving are her husband, Stephen, and a sister, Mrs. May V. Norton, here; three brothers, William J. Burke, Colonia, Woodbridge Township, John S. Burke, Union Township, and Owen, Jersey City. The Glen A. DaBow Funeral Home, Jackson Township is in charge of arrangements."

She was buried in Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with: her paternal grandparents; her sister May; Mamie Burke; and Mamie's husband Richard Patterson.

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 8, 2003.

Family links: 
  John Joseph Burke (1870 - 1939)
  Josephine Smith Burke (1875 - 1962)
  Stephen H. Prasky (1897 - 1965)
  Mary Margaret Burke Norton (1890 - 1949)**
  Bertha Marie Burke Prasky (1902 - 1971)
  William Joseph Burke (1905 - 1996)*
  Josephine Veronica Burke Norton (1907 - 1995)*
  John Joseph Burke (1909 - 1986)*
  Margaret E. Burke Morgan (1913 - 1970)*
  Owen Joseph Burke (1915 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Holy Cross Cemetery
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 59, Range 6, Section T
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Jul 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7664013
Bertha Marie <i>Burke</i> Prasky
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Bertha Marie <i>Burke</i> Prasky
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
Bertha Marie <i>Burke</i> Prasky
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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