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  • Freda M. Burke

  • Freda M. Burke, 96, of Little Falls and formerly Salisbury, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Falls.

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  • Freda M. Burke, 96, of Little Falls and formerly Salisbury, passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, at the Alpine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Little Falls.
    She was born on Aug. 27, 1916, in a log cabin in Constable, the daughter of the late J. Fred and Daisey (Brockway) Maloney, and spent her life in the Adirondacks area.
    Her marriage to William (Bill) Burke took place on her birthday, Aug. 27, 1937. He predeceased her in 1984.
    Freda is survived by her daughters, Barbara McLaughlin and partner, Eugene Schwiler, of Little Falls, and Freda Boyer and her husband, Francis, of Dolgeville; 10 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ola Brusso, of Malone, and Adele and her husband, Chuck Shonya, of Chateaugay; and several nieces and nephews.
    Her son, Robert Burke, who was killed in action in Vietnam on Sept. 16, 1968, and by three brothers and 10 sisters, predeceased her.
    Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Curtiss Cemetery, town of Salisbury.
    Arrangements are by Chapman-Moser Funeral Home, Inc., 42 N. Ann St., Little Falls.
    Online remembrances www.chapmanmoser.com.
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