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Friday, December 19, 2014

Christine Marie Burke (nee Grottanelli) passed away December 18, 2014 under the care of Niagara Hospice. Born in Falconer, NY on March 14, 1933 she was the daughter of Americo “Elmer” and Amelia (nee Gentile) Grottanelli. Christine was a Lockport High School graduate class of 1952 and worked at Sherwood Selpac for 20 years retiring in 1992. She also briefly worked as a lunch monitor and at WT Grants.  Christine enjoyed playing card playing with the same group of women for many years and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband John E. Burke on January 5, 2010.

Christine is survived by her children Roxanne (David) Smith and Patrick (Rebecca) Burke both of Lockport; grandmother of Kirsten B. Kenny, Kyla J. Smith, Kacey J. Smith, Andrea Edsel, Bridgette (David) Johnson and Lindsey Burke; great grandmother of Eamon John and Eoin David Kenny; sister of Peter Grottanelli of Sacramento, CA and the late Serafino Grottanelli, Antoinette Sammarco, Dominic Grottanelli, Ronald Grottanelli, and Katherine Miller; sister-in-law of Sharon Grottanelli and Antoinette Grottanelli; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call Sunday, Dec. 21st from 7-9 PM and Monday, Dec. 22nd from 4-8 PM in Prudden & Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at 10 AM in St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, 168 Chestnut St., Lockport.  Interment will be in Acacia Park Cemetery. Memorial donations to the John E. Burke Athletic Scholarship Fund for Lockport High School Students, 250 Lincoln Avenue, Lockport, NY 14094 or Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094 would be appreciated by the family.

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