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Doris Patricia Burke

April 20, 1929 June 11, 2018
Doris  Patricia  Burke
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Obituary for Doris Patricia Burke

Doris Patricia Burke, 89, lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018. 

Born April 20, 1929, daughter of the late Loid and Onalee Judd. Doris married Patrick Burke on July 30, 1949.

Doris was a talented writer and poet. For over 15 years, she wrote the weekly column Lapeer Memories for The County Press. She enjoyed writing and sharing experiences growing up on the Judd family farm, the history of Lapeer, and stories about family and friends. In 1999, she published her first novel The Family.

Doris started Burke’s Flowers in 1972. She enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, going to lunches with the Doris Club members and the Lapeer High Alumni, and spending time at Hubbard Lake.

Doris is survived by her 2 daughters Cathy (Tom) Benton and Penny (Ray) Reid; 3 granddaughters Darby Weaver of Mt. Pleasant, Libby (Rob Goodspeed) Benton of Ann Arbor, and Lacey Benton of Davison; and 3 great grandchildren Burke Weaver, Reid Weaver, and Eloise Goodspeed; many nieces and nephews; and 2 sister-in-laws, Jo Judd and Janet Judd.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband Patrick, three brothers (Keith, Bill, and Dick) and two sisters (Marge Burke and June West), and granddaughter Dodi.

A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors in Lapeer MI.

A memorial gathering will be held for Doris on Sunday, July 22, at the American Legion Hall in Lapeer from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The service will begin at 1:30 p.m. with a meal served at 2:00 p.m.


Oh, to be young again, with dreams and visions,
And dancing feet, and laughter that cleansed the very soul.
Let our thoughts stray often, to those memorable days and nights,
Let them linger there to bring a smile, as a gift, a souvenir,
Of the good times, and in our hearts and minds,
We will be young again.
-Doris Burke

Previous Events

Memorial Gathering

Sunday

22

Jul

1:00 PM 7/22/2018 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7/22/2018 4:00:00 PM
American Legion Post #16

1701 W Genesee St
Lapeer, MI 48446

American Legion Post #16
1701 W Genesee St Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

22

Jul

1:30 PM 7/22/2018 1:30:00 PM
American Legion Post #16

1701 W Genesee St
Lapeer, MI 48446

American Legion Post #16
1701 W Genesee St Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

524 N. Jackson Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

524 N. Jackson Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States
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