Mary F. (Harrington) Burke of Lowell, formerly of N. Chelmsford, MA

1929 - 2022

Visitation

September 15, 2022
3-7 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home, 106 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Funeral

September 16, 2022
11 A.M.
St. John the Evangelist Church, 115 Middlesex Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863

Mary F. (Harrington) Burke, 93, of Lowell, formerly of N. Chelmsford died Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Lowell General Hospital.

She was married to the late Lawrence Burke, who died on May 15, 1997.

Born in Adrigole Beara Peninsula County Cork, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late John and Hannah Harrington

Mary came to the United States of America in 1959 and became a proud citizen on January 7, 1999.

She retired as a nursing assistant after twenty years in 1999 from the Northwood Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Lowell.

Mary was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist Church.

She enjoyed spending time with her family.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her sons, John and his wife, Lucille Burke of Hudson, NH and Peter Burke of Birmingham, AL; daughters, Julie Burke of Salem, MA and Colleen Burke of N. Chelmsford; brothers, John Harrington of England and Patrick and his wife, Eileen Harrington of England; sister-in-law, Mary Harrington of Ireland; grandchildren, Ashley and her husband, Nicholas Miller and John Burke; great grandchildren, Aviana and Colson Miller many nieces and nephews.

She was the sister of the late Joseph Harrington and William Harrington and the sisters-in-law of Tessie Harrington, and Bridget Harrington.

FUNERAL NOTICE

Visiting hours Thursday 3 PM to 7 PM. Funeral Friday at 10am from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church in Chelmsford. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Chelmsford. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Heart Assoc. Heart Gift Processing Center PO Box 3049 Syracuse, NY 13220 or D’youville Life and Wellness Community Activities Dept. 981 Varnum Ave Lowell MA 01854.  ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com

12 Condolences for Mary F. (Harrington) Burke of Lowell, formerly of N. Chelmsford, MA

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    Tom &Anne Flanagan

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    Deepest condolences to John,Peter,Julie and Coleen and your extended families on the passing of your beloved mother Mary. She was a proud Beara woman who always enjoyed her visits to Galway and was warmly welcomed. She was a gentle and gracious lady who was immensely proud of her family and loved to meet up for a get together
    She was cherished and will be very fondly remembered
    Thinking of you all at this sad time but also grateful for knowing a wonderful lady
    We are thinking of you all and share your grief on the loss of a beautiful soul
    May she rest in peace.

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      Alan and Elizabeth Bruton

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      Peter, John, and all –

      Elizabeth and I extend our most sincere condolences as you cope with the loss of your mom. We are praying for peace for you all during this difficult time.

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    O’Connor Matthew

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    Nadia, myself, kids and grandkids express our sincere condolences to you all. I just met Mary on a few occasions but what good memories. Prayers to you all and rest in peace.

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    Tom Burke and Family, Dublin

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    Our sincere condolences to all the family on the death of your beloved mother, grand mother
    and great grand mother. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis. Our prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time..

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    Rita and Mike Varley Cong Co MYp

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    To Peter John Julie Colleen and extended Burke and Harrington family. Our sincere sympathy to you on the pass g of Mary. May she rest in heavenly peace. She had a long life. Loved to travel to Ireland and catch up with everyone. Its a life to celebrate. God bless and thinking of u all. Xxx

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    Sr. Pauline Leblanc

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    Sincere Condolences on the loss of your dear Mary. I serve at d’Youville Senior Care Center and only met Mary when she arrived as a resident, but she quickly stole my heart. What a delightful and special lady! I will miss her terribly. She always greeted me so warmly with that lovely Irish brogue. May she now rest in the peace of God after a long and fruitful life.
    May she also watch over all of you: children and grandchildren and beyond.

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    Raymond & Carmel O Connor. Kinvara

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    Sincere sympathy to you John, Peter, Julie and Coleen and the Burke &Harrington family on the sad passing of Mary.. Our prayers amd thoughts are with you all and this sad time. Raymond, Carmel & Eoin.x

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    Kate & Eugene O'Brien (Bantry, Ireland)

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    Sincere sympathy to Peter, John, Colleen & Julie on your beloved Mum’s passing, RIP. Our memories of Auntie Mary when she came home to Bawn Adrigole were always happy, always out for a joke! She was such a happy go lucky person and will always be remembered. May she rest in peace.

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    Karen Kaczmarski

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    I was So Sadden to her About Mary’s Passing. She was such a Lovely Person. I will always remember the Good Times that I had with Working with Mary at Northwood

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    Mark and Siobhan Dwyer

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    Deepest sympathy and prayers to you Peter, John, Julie and Coleen and the Burke &Harrington family on the passing of Mary. May she rest in peace.

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    Colm & Colette Kelly

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    Sincere sympathies to you Peter, John, Coleen and Julie and to the extended Burke and Harrington Families in the passing of dear Mary. May she rest in peace knowing her family loved her. She was a lovely lady. Colette, Colm, Kieron and Niamh xx

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    Mary, Maurice & family

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    Sincere sympathy to you John, Peter, Julie and Coleen and the Harrington & Burke family on the sad passing of Auntie Mary. She was always great fun and had wonderful stories. May she rest in peace.

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