Ruth G. Burke
February 6, 1921 – July 5, 2018
Ruth G. Burke OLD TOWN—Ruth G. Burke, 97, went home in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father July 5, 2018. Ruth was born February 6, 1921, a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Dube) LaGasse. She was a member of Holy Family Parish and the Old Town Senior Citizens. She enjoyed time volunteering at the St. Joseph’s Thrift Shop, every Friday morning with her friend, Letha. She also enjoyed playing Po-Kee-No with a group of friends, alternating every week to a different house. She was a 50 plus year member of the Daughters of Isabella. She traveled a lot with her husband, Donald, and friends to many different places and always had a great time. She was a friend to many, known as Memere to everyone, and was well liked. She was 97 years young and feisty and she would remind us all: “always have a tissue tucked up your sleeve”, “go to the bathroom before you get into the car”, and “if it itches, don’t wear it.” She is survived by her son Donald Burke, Jr and his wife Charlene; daughter Patricia Doucette and her husband Edward; her beloved 6 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Donald in 1981, five brothers Philip, Ronald, Thomas, Leonard, and Noel LaGasse; four sisters Anita Saucier, Frances Young Marlene Belanger, and Agnes Bishop. The family wishes to thank the staff at Ross Manor for the wonderful, loving, and compassionate care given to Ruth. Friends and family are invited to call 6-8PM Sunday at the Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Monday at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. All are invited to the Parish Hall for a light luncheon and continued fellowship. Memorial contributions may be made to the Engel Place Activities Fund at Ross Manor c/o Debbie Lancaster 758 Broadway, Bangor, ME 04401
- Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 9, 2018
Ruth G. Burke
July 7, 2018
I’ll never forget the time I was at Walmart, Christmastime, and Memere and her friend were there buying a special Christmas candy. I was watching them laughing as they both were throwing bag after bag into their cart, they couldn’t get enough in there so it seemed. It was a joy to have known her and that memory will be with me forever. Lisa, Kyle, and family, I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
July 7, 2018
Don, Charlene, and all in The Burke Family,
My deepest sympathy in your loss. I remember Memere visiting you all those many years ago, and she became Audra's Memere too. Hold your memories of her close to your heart. All of you are in my thoughts, and prayers, as you go through this difficult time.