Patricia A. (Driscoll) Burke, 86, devoted wife for 48 years to the late Frederick W. Burke, beloved mother of Kathleen Burke of Seabrook, NH, Margaret (Peg) Marcus and her husband Allan of Saugus, MA and John Burke of Chelsea, MA, passed away peacefully on January 9th. She was the daughter of the late John J. Driscoll and Margaret (Kelleher) Driscoll. Patricia was the sister of the late John Driscoll and his surviving wife, Evelyn, and Mary Driscoll Hintlian and her late husband Harry. She was the loving grandmother to David Marcus, Alanna Marcus and Kathryn Burke and cherished great-grandmother to Sophia and Lianna. She lovingly leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and close family friends.
A graduate of St. Rose High School in Chelsea, Pat had many interests including music, dancing, reading, art, ballet, and animals. Her greatest joy was that of being a wife, mother and spending time with family.
Pat also enjoyed travels to Ireland with her husband, Freddie, a memorable trip to Paris with her sister, Mary, and cruises and week-end getaways with her children.
Pat will always be remembered for her warmth, kindness, sense of humor, generosity, and beautiful smile. She will be missed.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a cause close to Pat’s heart. The address and link for online donations can be found below.
Pat will be laid to rest beside her beloved Freddie at Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. Services will be private.
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105