Shirley  Burke (Smith)


Hermon - Shirley Burke "MeMe"
February 4, 1936 - July 4, 2019

Shirley Burke (Smith), 83, of Hermon passed away peacefully at home with family by her side on July 4, 2019. She was born in Sangerville, daughter of Noel and Dorothy St. Louis.
Shirley was happy at camp where she spent most of her summers with her husband Frank. She enjoyed picking blueberries, fishing, knitting and her grandchildren. She was famous for her blueberry cake, cinnamon rolls and homemade bread. She was an avid Red Sox fan.
She was predeceased by her husband Carl Smith and survived by her husband Frank Burke. She is survived by three sons and their wives, Ed Smith and Evelyn of Carmel, Randy Smith and Linda of Dixmont, Jimmy Smith and Kathy McPheters of Etna; three daughters and their husbands, Dorothy Pinkham and Alan of Dixmont, Sherry Neill and Stephen of Clifton, Amy Harris and Ted of Hermon; brother, Frank St. Louis of Veazie; sister, June Abbott and her husband Al of Orrington; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren whom she loved and touched deeply.
We will miss her dearly but know that she is no longer in pain and in a better place!
There will be a private family graveside ceremony at a later date.
Published on July 9, 2019
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faye & allen adams
Jul 18, 2019
soo very sorry to see her name in the paper--we were friends many years ago---and stayed in touch ever since---we had talked about meeting soon, to have a coffee/ sorry ive missed that opportunity-- sorry to all her family-- prayers..
Dale Smith
Jul 15, 2019
Rest In Peace Aunt Shirley. You are in Heaven now with Uncle Carl, Dad, & Mom, doing all those crazy things you use to do around that table in Hermon. I have wonderful memories of being there, all us kids playing outside. Dad and Uncle Carl taking us up to the old farm, and letting us sit on the "BIG BULL" heck he even had a ring in his nose to keep his head down. Remember the Hawk that was killing the chickens, Aunt Shirley came running out that door. Rest now, out of pain. Watch over your family. God Speed
Jul 09, 2019
Love is beautiful, and FOREVER ! My heart goes out to you, with my sincere condolences .
Jul 09, 2019
So sorry for your loss will miss her
Amy Harris
Jul 09, 2019
Meme/mom, I know you are in a better place than you were here. All of the memories are running through my head and I am happy to be able to say we had a lot. I know it’s time that dad has you now so we have two angels watching over us. Be good to us and see you when it’s time. Love ya!!
Harry and Sharon Rideout
Jul 09, 2019
To all of you, we extend our sincere sympathy, as you grieve the death of your mother, mother-in-law, grandmother. Your hearts ache now, but may you find comfort, as you gather together. Memories are strong and overflow at this time. Hold on to each one for the days ahead.
Blessings always to all of you.
Pam Kee
Jul 09, 2019
Dear Kate and Family - my deepest condolences on the loss of your "Gram". May your memories of happy times help to bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sending thought and prayers to all. - Love, Pam