Mary Marcia Burke

Mary Marcia Burke

Mary Marcia Burke died Friday, February 17th. She was born on July 1, 1932, in Madison, to Joseph L. and Juanita (Whelan) Burke.

Marcia graduated from Verona High School. She attended Whitewater State College. Marcia was a dedicated marketing assistant at International Harvester, originally working in Madison, then relocating with the company to St. Paul, Minnesota. After moving back to Madison to be closer to her family, she worked at Nicolet Instruments, and for the State of Wisconsin, retiring from there. She enjoyed traveling, taking a year to tour Europe with her mother and sister. She loved spending time with her nieces and nephews, and her many friends. She greatly enriched the lives of her mother and sister, gracefully providing them care in the later stages of their lives. She spent many hours in retirement donating her time to various Catholic organizations.

Survivors are a brother, James (Arlene) Burke; and a sister-in-law, Lois. She is also survived by nieces and nephews, Laura (Greg), Timothy (Beth), Michael, Patrick (Julie), Teresa (Benjamin) and Brian (Nicole); and ten great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Robert and Thomas; and three sisters, Margaret, Ann and Ruth.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. ANDREW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 2nd. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the same day at the church. Burial will be at St. Andrew’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

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