GUILDERLAND – Elaine N. Murray Burke of Guilderland, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, September 23, 2016. Elaine was born in Cedarhurst, Long Island, where she lived until moving to the Capital District in 1953. She was a longtime communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church and of All Saints Catholic Church, and for many years was a religious education instructor of first and second grade students at St. Margaret Mary’s. Elaine led a very active life, and enjoyed horseback riding, ice skating, skiing, roller blading, and daily walks at Crossgates Mall.
Elaine is survived by her beloved husband Richard W. Burke; her twin sons Robert T. Burke of Clifton Park, and Richard A. Burke of Binghamton; her daughter Jeanette A. Burke-Kelly (J. Michael Kelly) of East Greenbush; her grandson Ryan M. Kelly, and her sister in law Helene Pirozzi (Gary) of Oakdale, Long Island.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS) at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. The family wishes to thank Community Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Elaine and family in her final days. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Hospice, at The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144; or to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.