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Pearl M. Burke

June 7, 1949 ~ February 12, 2022 (age 72)


ALBANY – Pearl M. Burke, 72, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Albany Medical Center.

She was the first of ten children born in Albany to the late William and Margaret Greene Buchanan.  Pearl married the love of her life, Patrick J. Burke on August 8, 1965 and celebrated fifty seven years of marriage. Pearl worked for over thirty years with New York State Tax & Finance. She loved her job and did not want to retire. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She asked for no attention and would rather do for others than for herself. Her spirit, compassion and love for all she held special, will be greatly missed.

Pearl is the beloved wife of Patrick J. Burke. She is the mother of Patrick Jr., Tina, Tracy, Brenda (Dwayne), David and Mark Burke. Grandmother of Mark Jr., Molly, Brenden and Jayden. She is the sister of Bill (Patty), Mike, and Donnie  and David Buchanan, Margie Doane, and the late Allen, Mary, Chuck and Tom. She is also survived by her aunt Shirley Coffin, her friend and caretaker Sue Weremeichik and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Pearl’s family on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 10:30 at Historic St. Mary’s Church on Capitol Hill, Lodge Street,  Albany. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

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February 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cannon Funeral Home
2020 Central Ave
Albany, NY 12205

Mass of Christian Burial
February 19, 2022

10:30 AM
Historic St. Mary's Church
10 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207

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