In Loving Memory of Lynn Burke (1947-2023)

It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of Lynn Burke, a beloved soul who graced our lives with her warmth, humor, and unwavering spirit. After several health challenges and illnesses, Lynn left this world on August 13th, at the age of 76, surrounded by her loved ones. Her legacy lives on in the memories she created and the lives she touched.

Lynn was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1947, and from a young age, it was evident that she would march to the beat of her own drummer. Throughout her life, Lynn was resilient and confident, never afraid to offer her advice and opinions.

Her genuine smile and zest for life endeared her to all who had the privilege of knowing her.  Lynn was a talented artist.  Her doodles of eyes and short poems could always be found around the house.  Lynn spent decades as a para educator, providing support to countless children and teachers, pouring her heart into her work, and developing strong relationships.

Lynn’s greatest source of pride and joy was her family. She raised her 2 children, Brittany, and Darren, with her partner of 40 years, Vern. Lynn’s home was a haven of home cooked meals and inside jokes. She ensured they always had a handwritten note on their napkins with their made-from-scratch lunches.  Her legacy lives on in them, and they will forever carry her memory in their hearts.

Lynn’s circle of friends extended far and wide, a testament to her ability to forge connections and nurture relationships. Her genuine interest in others, her thoughtful advice, and her infectious laughter were the cornerstones of her friendships. Lynn’s friends will remember her as a source of strength and a constant source of honesty.

A memorial service to celebrate Lynn’s life will be held on October 7th at Clements Community Center in Lakewood at 11am.  Clements Community Center is located at 1580 Yarrow St.

In our grief, let us also remember the joy, the love, and the laughter that Lynn brought into our lives.

“Look for the rainbow.  Not for the rain.” – Lynn Burke

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