Christine Ann Burke

January 20, 1950August 6, 2018

Christine Ann Burke, 68, of Harrisburg, passed away Monday, August 6, 2018 at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born January 20, 1950 in Wilkes-Barre; she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sophie (Markowski) Ramus; and preceded in death by her brother, James Ramus. Surviving is her husband of 48 years, Michael B. Burke; daughter, Jennifer E. Valley, (Daryl), of Hummelstown; son, Timothy P. Burke, (Felicia), of Harrisburg; 2 grandchildren, Marissa Davis and Tylar Burke; brother, Joseph Ramus of New Cumberland; and sister, Mary Jo Ramus of Phoenix. She was a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School (class of ’67) and Penn State Harrisburg. She was employed by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency as a Senior REO Officer for nearly 20 years, and a member of St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church. Christine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a generous and kind person with a contagious laugh, and a smile that could light up a room. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 14th from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church in Harrisburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated immediately following at the Church. Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of Central PA.


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Christine Ann Burke

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