Obituary of Shirley Burke Locke
Shirley died on September 2, 2022 at age 94, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness at Unity Hospital. She was predeceased by her parents, Caroline and Richard Burke, and her husband, Robin, in 1997.
Shirley will be remembered by her family as a devout Catholic who kept her faith, her interest in others, an avid reader, a friend to many and happiest when with her loved ones.
Shirley is survived by her children: James (Noreen), Margaret (William Giser), Carolyn (Michael) Greif, Robert (Linda) and Mary (Patti Dwyer). Grandchildren: Jeffrey (Courtney), Matthew (Justin), Amy (Rory), Sean, Erin (Tony), Sheila (Amitai), Kevin (Emma), Patrick (Carmen), Daniel, Christopher and Michael. She was delighted by her great-grandchildren: Rianne, Evan, Nora, James, Victor, Connor and Harper. Special niece, Betsy Oberst.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 7, from 4-7pm, at Farrell Ryan Funeral Home, 777 Long Pond Road. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, September 8, at 10:30am at Mother of Sorrows, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd., 14612. Interment at Holy Sepulchre to follow.
Contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to Holy Childhood.
Until we meet again, may God hold her in the palm of His hand.