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Grace Joy Burke

  • On August 8, 2019

Grace Joy Burke, age 92, of Washington passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on August 7, 2019.

She was born on February 6, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Mary and Melvin Hooley.

Beloved wife of the late John Burke; loving mother of Janice (Joseph) Bonus, Barbara (Edward) McKinney, and  Robert (Beverly) Burke; cherished grandmother of Denise (Steve) Burke Polansky, Kristin (Jeremy) Bloom, Erin (Jon) Weston, and  Lori (Shawn) Areford; adored great grandmother of Laney, Gage, Gianna, Gabrielle, Miranda, Katie, Cameron, Jacob, and Logan; dear sister of Sara (Alden) Dodd; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Grace loved doing puzzles like Sudoku, word searches and jigsaw puzzles.  She enjoyed cooking, baking and having family dinners. She enjoyed spending time outdoors on her porch or in her gazebo.  Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Family and friends welcome on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 from 4 pm until the time of service at 6 pm at Pittsburgh Cremation & Funeral Care, 3287 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-260-5546.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks at autismspeaks.org or Gateway Hospice, 95 West Beau St., Washington, PA 15301.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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Von and Lynn Lacock
  • Aug 10 2019
We are so sad to hear of Graces passing. She was such a nice person and we always enjoyed talking with her. RIP, dear friend. May God comfort all of you during this difficult time.
Mindy Mercer
  • Aug 10 2019
I miss you Grace. There was never a day when you were down. Your personality could light up a room. Your smile warmed my heart. I’ll miss our talks, your wisdom, and your kind soul. There will never be another like you, you were truly one of a kind! I will never forget you! I love you, may you Rest In Peace ❤️
Tamara Bogan
  • Aug 11 2019
Janice, I just learned of the passing of your beautiful mother, Grace. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am lifting you in prayer and asking God and all his angels to comfort and guide you through this difficult time. Sending you hugs and many prayers my dear friend. Love, Tammi
Beverly Arbore
  • Aug 13 2019
Amazing Grace...That is who she was. Our sweet Grace Joy Burke was so appropriately named. Grace is what she demonstrated every day of her life under every circumstance. And joy...joy is what she exuded and what she made everyone around her feel. She was so loved by her family and friends, and she made everyone else feel loved. As a friend of her loving daughter Janice who daily cared for her mother so perfectly and so selflessly, I was incredibly blessed to know Grace. I loved her, I will forever miss her, but I will never forget Grace. By faith, I delight in the knowledge that our sweet, amazing Grace now rests in Heaven in the loving presence of our amazing Father God.
Mindy Mercer
  • Oct 23 2019
I still think of you everyday Grace ❤️ I hope you’re having a blast up there and cracking everyone up with your spirit and your laugh. ❤️💕