Asunta N BurkeAugust 16, 1925 ~ October 5, 2017 (age 92)
Mrs. Asunta “ Sue” Tuminelli Burke, age 92, of 165 Burke Ave. Pittsfield, died Thursday morning at the Kimball Farms Nursing Center where she had been a patient for the past 6 weeks.
Born in Pittston, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Pauline and Joseph Tuminelli. A graduate of Pittston, PA High School in 1943, she began her working career with Western Union in Washington,D.C. and rose to the level of manager prior to coming to Pittsfield in 1950. Initially employed as a ledger clerk at the General Electric Co, she became employed as a production clerk for the former Sheaffer-Eaton Co. for 23 years .
Sue was proud to be able to live and maintain her own home prior to her recent illness. Sue enjoyed belonging to the Red Hat Ladies as well as volunteering and having lunch with the children and St. Joseph’s High School. Her husband of 45 years, the late Louis J. Burke, died March 28, 1999. She is survived by her son, James L. Burke and his wife, Linda A. Burke, of Pittsfield, her brother, Cataldo “ Kie “ Tuminelli of Woodstock, Ct., her sister, Esther Wiltchick of Irvine, Ca., her grandson, Nick Burke and his wife, Kate, of South Hadley, and her granddaughter, Laurie Ives, and her husband, Eric of Sheffield, Ma., and her 4 great-grandchildren, Chloe, Penny, Addison and Hailey. She was anxiously awaiting the impending birth of her new granddaughter. Sue is also survived by her many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by 3 sisters, Teresa, Sarah and Mary.
Burke, Asunta “ Sue “, age 92, of Pittsfield, died Thursday Oct. 5th in Lenox. Calling hours at the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME will be MONDAY, Oct. 9th from 4 to 7. Funeral services will be held TUESDAY morning at 8:15 am from the funeral home followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 9:00 am at St. Joseph’s Church with the Most Rev. Bishop Timothy McDonnell, in residence, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, if friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry in care of the funeral home.