Meriden Charles S. Burke, 67, of 581 Crown Street, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005, at Hartford Hospital. He was the husband of Charlotte Foster Burke for forty-six years. He was born in Bangor ME, May 19, 1938, a son of the late George and Lauretta Schofield Burke. He was raised in Blaine ME and moved to Meriden in 1965. Charles worked as a salesman for the Chas. C. Hart Seed Company for forty years. He was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses and was devoted to his family. Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter and her husband, Pamela and Derick Rodriquez of Winsted, CT; three sons and their wives, Jeffrey and Rebecca Burke of Waterbury, Barry Burke of Meriden and Chuck and Amy Burke of Southington, sixteen grandchildren and eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Paula K. Burke. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005 at Kingdom Hall, 110 Main Street, South Meriden at 4 pm. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 9 pm. If desired, contributions in Mr. Burke's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 538 Preston Ave., P.O. Box 1004, Meriden, CT 06450-1004, or to Hartford Hospital, Free Bed Fund, Fund Development Office, 80 Seymour Streeet, P.O. Box 5037, Hartford, CT 06102-5032.

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  1. Dear Charlotte and Family, We are very sorry to hear about your loss. We have alot of good memories of us at the Meriden Square and also at softball games. We have now retired to Florida due to Mikes health also.I will try to get in touch with you in a few weeks when you have rested. Remember our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you and the kids. Cathy & Michael Bonaiuto

  2. Dear Charlotte, I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. My wife and I extend our condolences to you and your family. Charlie and I had many good memories during our years at ACI. We both played our guitars and tried to sing along. I hope he kept up his guitar playing. We have not seen each other for probably 40 years. Wished we could have reminiced over our good times. Our Prayers are with you. Sincerely, Nate Grass

  3. My dearest Charlotte and children, Deanna emailed me upon my return from Michigan yesterday. I am so sorry for your loss and have fond memories of Charles and your family, as my childhood neighbors. What beautiful memories they are. My thoughts, as always of you, will be close to my heart at this time. Mother is not available, out of town, I’ll share with her when she returns. I have your number and will call. Much love to you all, Becky Lunney Mahaney

  4. We are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers. Our deepest sympathy. Robert & Mimi Angiletta

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