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Claire (Callahan) Burk

December 17, 1928 — July 27, 2021

Claire Burk, 92, of Keene, NH, passed away on July 27, 2021, at the Cheshire County Nursing Home in Westmoreland, NH.
She was born on December 17, 1928, in Boston, MA to William F. Callahan and Ruth (DeGrasse) Callahan and was stepdaughter to Albert J. Gokey.
Claire was married to the love of her life, the late John G. Burk Sr. for 68 years. Together, they had four children; John G. Jr. (Nancy) Burk of Keene, NH., Jeffrey (Rosemary) Burk of Dennis, MA., Susan (James) Monaghan of Merrimack, NH., and Karen (Richard) Page of Merrimack, NH.; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren, a sister, Paula (Gokey) Fierro of Gaithersburg, MD; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was pre-deceased by her sister, June (Gokey) Desmond.
She enjoyed playing competitive bridge, reading, and especially enjoyed her summers on Lake Winnipesaukee with her family.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, August 9, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 33 Arch St., Keene. Msgr. Daniel Lamothe will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, and in appreciation for the care and support given to Mrs. Burk and her family, please consider making a memorial contribution to the Keene Senior Center, 70 Court Street, Keene, NH 03431.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, August 9, 2021

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St. Margaret Mary Church

33 Arch Street, Keene, NH 03431

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