Obituary of Patricia Ann Burke
Mrs. Patricia Ann Burke, 85, of 31 Green Links Turn, Auburn, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Auburn Community Hospital. Patricia graduated from Holy Family High School as Valedictorian, as well from Good Counsel College with a B.S. degree in chemistry and minor in math. After graduation, she worked as a senior lab technician at the Cayuga County Lab until shortly before giving birth to her first child. After her children were raised, she worked part-time teaching high school chemistry. A lifelong daily communicant while her health allowed, she was a member of St. Mary’s Church, Auburn. Her favorite trip was a Catholic pilgrimage to Medjugorie, Bosnia, where apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared. As a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, her family was the focal point of her life. Surviving is her husband of 60 years, Richard S. Burke whom she married on Sept. 8, 1956 in Holy Family Church; and their children: Dr. Richard Burke (Kimberly), Traverse City, Mich., Michael Burke RN (Julie RN), Auburn, Calif., Dr. Marie (Mary) Pasinski (Dr. Roger) Nahant, Mass., Dr. Jude Burke (Karen), Radisson; 12 grandchildren: Barbara Burke, Emily Burke, Douglas Burke, Kelly Kuhr, Kaylee Kuhr, Andrew Burke, Jordan Burke, Victoria Oldham, Eric Pasinski, Stephen Pasinski, Casey Burke, Sierra Burke; brothers, Leonard Casper, Waterloo, Thomas (Sharon) Casper, Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters-in-law, Rose Casper, Shirley Smith, Auburn; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Leonard and Mary McKeon Casper; a brother, Paul Casper; and sister, Mary Lou Casper. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, in St. Mary’s Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Frank J. Lioi, as celebrant. Internment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, followed by a reception at The Springside Inn. Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Farrell’s Funeral Service, Inc., 84 South St, Auburn. Memorials may be made to Tyburn Academy or the charity of one’s choice.