May 19, 1938 ~ November 6, 2005
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.