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Mary Geraldine Burke

January 11, 1929 June 28, 2018
Mary Geraldine Burke
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Mary Geraldine Burke, 89, of Galesburg, died peacefully at home Thursday, June 28, 2018.

She was born January 11, 1929 in Galesburg, the daughter of William and Catherine (Hoben) Murray. She married James Frederick Burke on May 24, 1952 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on December 21, 1981. Gerry is survived by one son, Crescent (Debbie) Burke of Springfield; five daughters, Lorraine (Rick) Gottenborg and Annie (David) McCammon both of Galesburg, Judy (Scott) Giles of Cary, Bess (Dave) Cratty and Maureen (Mike) Holloway both of Galesburg; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Gerry graduated from Corpus Christi High School in 1947. She then worked at May Company in Galesburg for a few years prior to owning and operating Burke’s Package Liquor with her husband for many years. She then worked at Holt’s Plumbing and spent the last 25 years working for the American Red Cross.

The Kitchen at the Red Cross was named in Gerry’s honor for her many years of dedication. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. To Gerry family was everything. If she was not working, her time was spent with her family. Her love and support will be greatly missed.

The Rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, with visitation following from 4 to 7 p.m. Gerry’s Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with Rev. William T. Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Galesburg. Memorials may be made in Gerry’s memory to the American Red Cross, Costa Catholic Academy, or Corpus Christi Church.


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Rosary

Sunday

1

Jul

3:00 PM 7/1/2018 3:00:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory
1849 North Seminary Street Galesburg 61401 IL
United States

Visitation

Sunday

1

Jul

4:00 PM 7/1/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/1/2018 7:00:00 PM
Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory

1849 North Seminary Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory
1849 North Seminary Street Galesburg 61401 IL
United States

Service

Monday

2

Jul

10:00 AM 7/2/2018 10:00:00 AM
Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Corpus Christi Catholic Church
273 S. Prairie St. Galesburg 61401 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

Monmouth Blvd
Galesburg, IL 61401

Monmouth Blvd Galesburg 61401 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

273 S. Prairie St.
Galesburg, Illinois 61401

Costa Catholic Academy

Costa Dr.
Galesburg, IL 61401

American Red Cross

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