Carol Anne Burke

August 26, 1942February 17, 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Carol Anne (Colavito) Burke, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at the age of 78, has moved on to enjoy the rewards of her greater destiny and is now in the presence of Our Father in Heaven.

Born on August 26, 1942, to Alfred Michael and Anna Milano Colavito, Carol grew up in The Village of Fairview, in Southern New Jersey.

Having met as classmates at Camden Catholic High School, she and Joseph Patrick Burke fell in love. They were consummate loving high school sweethearts, graduating in 1960. One week after his graduation from college, they were married on June 20, 1964. They raised two sons, David and Paul, and one daughter, Suzanne. Throughout their early lives, she planted her children's roots deeply into the soil of life's most enduring values. Carol was also "Mom Mom" to seven lovely grandchildren, Adam, Katie, Shelby, Kelsey, Joey, Audrey and Abbey. She loved them so dearly.

Not only was Carol a loving, devoted wife, mother and grandmother but also a deeply devout Catholic, very involved in her church, at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody, Georgia, for many years. She was at one time President of the Mary Queen of Peace Women's Circle. Full of life, Carol lit up the room wherever she went with her smiles and laughter. She never met a stranger. Everyone who ever knew her will tell you that "she was a wonderful person".

Over the years, Carol has been involved in her children's and grandchildren's lives and activities, book clubs, crafts, church committees and more recently yoga.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred M. and Anna M. Colavito. She is survived by her husband Joseph P. Burke, children, David J. Burke, Paul M. Burke and Suzanne M. Snelgrove, daughters-in-law, Kelly H. Burke and Michelle G. Burke, son-in-law, Steven D. Snelgrove, seven grandchildren, one sister, Kathleen Colavito Wolk, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be held at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338, on Friday, February 26th, at 2 p.m. Interment of Ashes will take place immediately after the Mass at Mary's Garden in front of All Saints.

In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at All Saints Catholic Church, 2443 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30338.


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Jeff Farr

February 26, 2021

This world has truly lost a sweet and kind soul. Mrs Burke was a beautiful person and will be missed. Heaven welcomes home another angel. Prayers for all her family and friends.

Christopher Froman

February 25, 2021

Carol was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend. We are better for having known her. Our prayers will continue for Carol and the Burke family.

Chris and Deanna Froman

Suzanne Suzie Snelgrove

February 25, 2021

Mom will be missed more than words can express.

Our hearts are broken and life will never be the same.

But as Mom picked herself up, dusted herself off and moved forward after the numerous challenges she had in her life we will do the same.

In honor of Mom I will not give up or give in.

I love you Mom!

Until we meet again.

Your loving daughter Suzie

Thomas F. Burke, Jr.

February 24, 2021

Uncle Joe and Family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Thank you for the memories of when our families were able to get together many years ago. They are times that will never be forgotten. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Take comfort in knowing that Carol is in the hands of our Lord and Savior, and she is looking down on us each and every day. God bless you and your family.
Tom and Barb Burke

ralph Saquella

February 22, 2021

Dear Joe and Family,

I met your wife at Carol at Msgr. Bob's funeral. She was very pleasant and I enjoyed talking to her.

Ralph and I wish to offer our sincere sympathy.

Ralph and Regina Saquella

Michele Salvatore

February 21, 2021

Mrs Burke, Always had a smile on her face and laughter in the air! I am blessed to have had known her and will treasure the fond memories of the special woman she was. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Burke family as you celebrate her “Birthday into Heaven”🎈May you come to find God’s Love and peace in the days ahead.
Michele and Dominick Salvatore

Beth & Tim Bowling

February 21, 2021

Carol had such a compassionate heart. When our youngest Son was first born and seriously ill, Carol was the first Friend to call us and offer to help in any way. We have never forgotten her genuine, selfless concern for our Family. Joe, Children, Grandchildren, and entire Family, God bless you all as God is blessing Carol.

Varda Sauer

February 21, 2021

I first met Carol when she was caring for my 2 year old daughter, Aviva. Carol was the most loving woman I ever met. Always smiling! My daughter always loved seeing her, along with Sherrill Redovian, where they did childcare together in the mid-1980s. I extend my deepest sympathies to the entire family, especially Kelly, whom I taught with years ago. Sending love.

Gina Misticawi

February 21, 2021

Carol certainly could light up a room! She was so kind and thoughtful. I will truly miss her and our talks. I am a better person for having known her.

To Joe, her children, and grandchildren...I am so sorry for your loss. She loved all of you so much. Never forget that.

With love,
Gina Misticawi

Joseph Burke

February 21, 2021

Carol was an angel and the love of my life. She was a wonderful person who loved The Lord. As He said, remain forever "vigilant", because, yes, there really is "a thief in the night". Love Always, Joe