Muriel J. Burke, 82

DERRY, N.H. — Muriel J. Burke, 82 of Derry, N.H. died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Center, Derry, N.H.

Born on Aug. 24, 1930 in Boston, Mass, she was the daughter of Frederick L. and Ruth (Ellis) Orne. Prior to residing in Derry, she was a resident of Tewksbury, Mass. for 40 years, moving to Naples in 1991. Mrs. Burke was employed as a secretary at Raytheon in Bedford, Mass.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, William P. Burke of Naples; five sons, William Burke of Lawrence, Mass., Steven Burke of Haverhill, Mass., Kenneth Burke of Claremont, N.H., Scott Burke of Lynn, Mass. and Christopher Burke of Hollis, N.H.; two daughters, Kathleen Proctor of Bradenton, Fla. and Wendy Smith of Derry, N.H.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Orne of New Mexico and Robert Orne of Amesbury, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

Following cremation, a calling hour will be held on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch Street, Derry, N.H. A memorial service will follow the calling hour beginning at 2:30 p.m. Burial will held at the family’s convenience in Naples.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, NH Chapter, 5 Bedford Farms Dr., Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110.

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