Anita P. (Cyr) Burke


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Lawrence, MA - Anita Pauline (Cyr) Burke, 95, a lifelong resident of Lawrence, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at the M.I. Nursing and Restorative Center.
Born in Lawrence, Anita was educated in the Lawrence School system and was a graduate of Lawrence High School. She had worked in the cafeteria in both the Lawrence and North Andover Schools. Anita was an avid gardener and enjoyed going to the movies as well as watching movies on television both old and new. She was also enjoyed baking.
The widow of Edward Joseph Burke Jr., family members include her children, Elaine M. Frenna and her husband James of California, Patricia M. Fleming and her husband Richard of Meredith, N.H., and Edward J. Burke II and his wife Patrice of Newmarket, N.H. She is also survived by her brother Raymond Cyr of North Andover, Mass.; and grandchildren Ryan and Shane Frenna of California, Edward J. Burke IV of New Hampshire, and Timothy Fleming of Utah; great-granddaughter Lilly Burke; great-grandson Leo Fleming; and several nieces and nephews. Anita was predeceased by her son Robert Burke; and her siblings Cecile Guilmette, Rita Kibildis, and Donald Cyr.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the John Breen Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 122 Amesbury St., Lawrence. Burial will follow in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery also in Lawrence, Mass. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday prior to the services from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to
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Jul 18, 2019
Dear Family, My family and I are sorry for your loss. Death, pain, and sorrow are things we view as "natural sufferings" that we all will experience in this life, they are most certainly not the REAL life intended for mankind. Like many people, we find it comforting to spend time learning about that "real" life and all the promises our creator has given us. These promises are comforting and do give us the hope we long for to see our dear loved ones again. -The Slack Family