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St. Ita Catholic Church
Friday June 18th, 2021

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Nancy Ann Burke

Nancy Ann Burke, nee Zimmerman, 82, of Chicago and Mt. Prospect and formerly of Montana passed away after a long illness on May 11, 2021. Beloved wife of Dr. Edward Burke for 59 years. Loving mother of Ned (Siobhan), Brendan (Michelle), Meghan (Gregory) Burke-Abowd and Katy (Richard) Carter. Cherished Nana of Aine, Aoife, Aidan, Blaise, Mary Catherine, Bridget and Rhiannon, much loved step-grandma of Aidan, Brendan, Genevieve and Rainer, and great-grandmother of Owen. Nancy was a retired nurse, and came from a family of committed health care givers, including her loving husband, Dr. Edward Burke, and her mother and nursing crusader Anne Zimmerman. Nancy spent decades deeply devoted to improving the lives of her patients, as well as her students at the University of Illinois and Loyola School of Nursing. She also found time to be a caring and wonderful mother, grandmother and wife.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nancy's name to Thresholds, at thresholds.org. Memorial Mass will be held Friday, June 18, at 10am at St. Ita Catholic Church in Chicago.

Arrangements entrusted to Chicagoland Cremation Options of Schiller Park, Illinois.


I am so sorry for your loss. I recall Nancys great laugh as we watched the fireworks on the Fourth of July,

Joe Allegretti May 19 2021 2:38 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Burke

Joe Allegretti May 19 2021 2:31 AM

Thinking of the Burke family and the loss of a most wonderful and giving person in the extended family. She was a treasure to know and to spend time with. She's in good hands.

John and Cheri Larson May 18 2021 7:08 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Burke

Robert Thomas Williams May 18 2021 9:44 AM

Meghan, I'm so sorry to read of your mother's death. Be assured of my love and prayers at this time.

Sister Mary Andrew May 15 2021 12:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Burke

Michele Goldman & James Harding May 14 2021 9:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Burke

Catherine M. Allegretti May 14 2021 6:49 PM

I remember her fondly and I'm sending heartfelt sympathy to you.

Cindee Kassel Wenshutonis May 14 2021 6:42 PM

My dearest Carters, There are no words for such a profound loss. I know the love and joy she brought you because at the mention of her your faces lit up. Our deepest sympathies. We will keep you in our prayers.

Daniel and Danielle Equisoain May 14 2021 6:32 PM

What a blessing she was and is, my heart holds all of you near.

Julie Miller May 14 2021 6:13 PM

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