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The Times
  • William J. Burke

  • Mr. William J. Burke, 85, of Ingham Mills Road, Little Falls (town of Manheim), passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.

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  • Mr. William J. Burke, 85, of Ingham Mills Road, Little Falls (town of Manheim), passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, in Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown.
    Mr. Burke was born on Jan. 26, 1927, in Little Falls, a son of the late Francis and Susan (Calster) Burke. He was a graduate of Little Falls schools. On July 23, 1966, he and Betty J. Donovan were married in St. Mary’s Church, Little Falls. Mrs. Burke passed away on Sept. 8, 1989.
    Bill was a printer at the New York State Department of Mental Health in Utica. Before that employment, he worked at the Journal & Courier Print Shop in Little Falls and at T.C. Peters Print Shop in Utica.
    He was an avid bird watcher, and as such, was a member of the National Audubon Society. He also belonged to the Adirondack 46r’s, Nature Conservatory, AARP and Mohawk Valley Alpiners Hiking Club. He was a communicant of Holy Family Parish Church in Little Falls.
    Bill is survived by his sister, Mary Maytan, of Little Falls, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife, Betty; his parents, Francis and Susan; a sister, Helen Weinschreider; and a brother-in-law, Daniel Maytan.
    Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday, April 16, 2012, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls. His funeral will commence with prayer at the funeral home at the conclusion of the calling hours, followed by his Funeral Mass, celebrated by the Reverend Thomas Lawless, at 11 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Church, East Main Street, Little Falls. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Betty, in St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Herkimer, immediately following the Mass.
    To add to Bill’s online memorials, please www.eneafamily.com.

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