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Claudia L. Burke

May 4, 1930 – February 12, 2014

Claudia L. Burke, age 83, of Delaware City, DE passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Claudia was born in Portland, ME on May 4, 1930. She made her career with the Hercules Company, where she worked as a secretary for many years until her retirement.

Claudia was a longtime member of the Delaware City Senior Center and of the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post #838 in Port Penn, where she served as a chaplain. In her leisure hours, she enjoyed woodcarving and crocheting. Above all else she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Claudia was preceded in death by her mother, Catherine Bossé Curtis, her beloved husband, James B. Burke, who passed away in 2007 and her son, Michael James Burke. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen L. Matney of Delaware City, DE; granddaughters, Christina L. Matney and Katelynne E. Dillard; and a great granddaughter, Savanna Marie Dillard.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 12:30 pm on Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2014, at the St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE, where visitation will be held from 12 Noon until 12:30 pm. Interment will be held at a later date in Brooklawn Memorial Park, Portland, ME.

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  1. The Stratton Family, February 16, 2014

    You will be greatly missed by me and my family. You have been helpful and loving to us all . May God Bless You and Comfort you Forever and Ever AMEN..

    Ron,Karen and Ronnie.

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  2. The Stratton Family, February 16, 2014

    “May the roads rise up to greet you,
    May the wind be always at your back.
    And may God hold you in the hallow of his hand”

    You will be greatly missed. You have been a helpful and loving part of our lives..
    May God bless you and keep you forever and ever. AMEN

    Ron, Karen and Ronnie .

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  3. Mr.&Mrs.Billings (ministers), February 19, 2014

    Dear Burke Family, My wife and I are very sorry to hear of the loss of your dear love one. We know this is a difficult time for you. We want to share something with you that has comforted us during times like these. It is comforting to know that God never meant for us to experience this kind of pain.(Romans5:12)(James 1:13) He has made provisions through his son Jesus to awaken all our love ones asleep in death.(John 11:25)(John 5:28,29) God has also promised to wipe away all tears,pain,sorrow and death forever.(Revelation 21:4,5) God’s promises in the Bible will soon be a reality. (Psalms 37:10,11,&29) They give us hope and comfort knowing that we will see our love ones again. We pray that your Family find some peace and comfort in God’s promises for the future.

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  4. Linda, February 26, 2014

    Kathy,

    We were deeply saddened at the news of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed by all who knew her. Hold the good memories close to your heart. May she rest in peace.

    Your Friends at WSFS Bank/Delaware City

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