Obituary: Ruth F. (Fries) Edmunds Burke


WEST HAVEN — Ruth F. (Fries) Edmunds Burke, 94, of West Haven, passed away on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Connecticut Hospice. She was the widow of Robert Burke.

Mrs. Burke was born in Concord, N.H. on Aug. 15, 1917, daughter of the late Adam and Emily (Lowe) Fries. She was a longtime West Haven resident and retired after many years of service from Home Health Care. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially crocheting.

She leaves a son, Howard Edmunds; a daughter, Jean Braley; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by a son, Alan Burke.

Services will be at a time to be announced. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Connecticut Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.

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