Elaine J. Burke
Devoted Mother & Grandmother
Elaine Joyce Burke, 83, of Chatham, New Jersey passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at her home.
Elaine was born June 16, 1933 in Summit, NJ. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. and Frances (nee Zemmer) Reinhold of Short Hills, NJ.
Elaine was a graduate of the Oak Knoll School in Summit, NJ and received a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Notre Dame of Maryland University. In her earlier years, she was an accomplished dancer and pianist, performing in many recitals. Elaine worked at CBS News in New York City before starting her cherished family. She was a parishioner and founding member of Corpus Christi Church, Chatham, NJ and a member of Overlook Hospital’s auxiliary TWIG of the highlands.
Elaine was predeceased by her beloved husband of 42 years, J Richard Burke. She was the loving mother of Tracy Tedesco and husband Tony, James R. Burke Jr and wife Laura, Paula Burke Schmidt, and Jeffrey Burke and wife Peni. She was a cherished grandmother to Ashley, Timmy, Trip, Michael, Kelsey, Caitlin, Andrew, Robbie, Evan, Lauren and Ryan. In addition, she is survived by a sister, Ronnie Kling of Boxford, Mass, and a brother, Hank Reinhold of West Orange NJ, and many dear cousins, nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church, 234 Southern Blvd., Chatham, NJ. An interment will follow at St. Teresa’s Cemetery, Summit, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.