Caroline Quinn Burke, age 29, died unexpectedly at her home in Madison on June 8, 2012 due to chronic medical conditions.
Caroline was known for her quirky sense of humor, her passion for music and progressive politics, and her ease in making friends regardless of her situation. Caroline graduated from Verona Area High School in 2001 and attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Her favorite time at the University was her tenure on the Memorial Union Music Committee.
Caroline will be missed and always remembered for the best of times. She is survived by her parents, Mary Q. Burke and Steven Burke, her daughter Nina, her sister Stephanie, her step-brothers Jason Burke and Casey Nicks, her step-parents Susan Burke and Stephen Nicks, her grandfathers Douglas Burke and William Quinn, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her infant sister Jennifer and her grandmothers Celestine Burke, and Mary Jane Quinn.
A memorial gathering of family and friends in remembrance of Caroline will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI. Lunch will be served.
The family wishes to thank the many people and organizations that supported and helped Caroline with her long struggle with alcohol and anxiety issues. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to ARC Community Services, 1409 Emil Street, Madison, WI 53713.