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Natalie Burke

Mary Catherine Burke

September 04, 1955 - May 07, 2021

We created this memorial page to celebrate the life of Mary Catherine Burke. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. A celebration of Mary Burke's life will be planned for a later time. Click on the heart to let us know you were here, to receive email updates, and be informed of...  see more

OBITUARY
Mary Catherine Burke was born on September 4th, 1955 in East St Louis, Illinois to Natalie Ann and John Edward Burke. In 1956 the family relocated to Tampa, Florida where Mary lived until 2019. A lifelong learner, Mary earned two master’s degrees, one from the University of Florida in 1982 and another from the University of South Florida in 2000. Mary began her career as a History Teacher at Mulberry High school in 1978 before working...  see more
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  • Laura Jones
    Mary was my “Big Sister” through the Big sisters program in Tampa during the late 80s. She did so much for me and taught me so much… how to play piano… scuba diving, biking… I remember a beach outing with Wolfgang once even. I’m so sorry to...  more
  • Wolfgang Raiser
  • Wolfgang Raiser
    Dear Nathalie, dear Keenan,
    I still can't believe, what happened. Me, Linda and Marisa are shocked and so sad. But I also can accept the decision, people doing about their life. This belongs also to our personal freedom.
    For me Mary was my american...  more
  • Siggi Grau
    We are so sad for your loss, Nathalie and Kennan😪
    We liked Mary very much, especially her curiosity about every thing in the World, and although the distance between us was great, we enjoyed to meet several times.
    Siggi, Volker, Fabio and Mino
    Ernst and Ella Senner
  • Virginia Covington
    Dear Natalie and family, I was so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Mary and I were friends in high school, and ate lunch together almost every single day. The Mary you described in your beautiful memorial is very much the Mary that I knew//seeet and...  more
  • Kristin Ellis
  • Kristin Ellis
    I was so saddened to hear of Mary's passing. Mary was a figure who played a notable part in my upbringing in Tampa, FL. Always up for an adventure, she ferried Natalie and I around to explore the surrounding area. I always viewed Mary as a "cool...  more
  • Kristin Ellis
    I was truly blessed to have known Mary over a quarter of a century. We so enjoyed watching our daughters grow up together, and sharing fun excursions and good conversations.

    Always keenly interested in others and in the world, Mary was a caring, kind...  more
  • Dave Hunt
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  • Katie Cox
  • leslie priest roubal
  • leslie priest roubal
    Met Mary through our AAUW Port Townsend branch and enjoyed her company on hikes and committees. Lots of solitary trails we explored together this whole year of the pandemic. So miss her!
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 4 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Sunset in Seattle
    The cuties (Mary and Kikko)
    Mary hiking Baker
    Rialto Beach
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    The Burkes
    Coffee in Dehli
    Christmas on Pine Island (Florida...)
    The Taj Mahal
    Visiting the German family
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    The Burkes at Natalie's Master's graduation
    Wadju and baby mom
    Sunnie's Family
    Touring Europe while studying abroad
    Happy with NatBee
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    A perfect smile
    Baby Mary
    Under the sea
    Mary and her father
    A love for the world
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Pistols 'n' Perms
    Hieronymus Hippopotamus Little Thing
    High School Graduation
    Scuba pals
    College friends in the Netherlands
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    The Burkes in Egypt
    The best passport photo ever!
    Mary and Venus Mia
    A moment in New Orleans
    Mom and baby Nat
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Happy at work
    White water rafting in Alaska
    Hillary Clinton?
    Meeting husky puppies in Alaska
    Playing with Sugar-Ray
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Lake Tahoe
    First year teaching at Mulberry High School
    Awestruck by General Sherman in Sequoia
    Oak Alley Louisiana
    Silly with cowboyfriends
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Silly in Yellowstone
    Burj Khalifa
    Wine and castles
    Selfie in Germany
    Exploring India
  • Natalie Burke
    Natalie Burke added 5 photo(s) to the memorial Mary Catherine Burke:
    Enjoying delicious food in Japan
    Squinty Mom
    The Burkes in the Pepper Forest
    Coffee flight
    Lavender festival