MERIDEN - Paula K. Burke, 32, of 581 Crown Village, Meriden, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003 at home, after a long fight with leukemia. She passed quietly, surrounded by her family. Ms. Burke was born in Meriden on Oct. 17, 1971, the daughter of Charles and Charlotte Burke and was a lifelong residen of Meriden. Besides her parents, she leaves two sons, Daniel Hanscom and Jacob Hanscom of Bristol; one daughter, Makayla Taylor of Meriden; a sister and brother-in-law, Pamela and Derick Rodriquez of Winsted; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jeffrey and Rebecca Burk of Waterbury, Chuck and Amy Burke of Southington and Barry Burke and Ann Dow of Meriden; two special aunts, Lois Caldwell of Bangor, ME and Deanna Boland of Cyprus, TX and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Friday, Nov. 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions in Paula's memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 300 Research Parkway, Suite 310, Meriden, CT 06450, or to MidState VNA & Hospice, 658 Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450.

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  1. BURKE FAMILY, WE JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW SORRY WE WERE TO HEAR ABOUT THE DEATH OF PAULA. MAY YOU RECIEVE MUCH COMFORT FROM THE HOPE JEHOVAH GIVES US FOR OUR DEAD LOVED ONES. WITH DEEP SYMPATHY, THE THOMPSON\’S

  2. CHARLOTTE AND CHARLES AND FAMILY WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT PAULA WE HAVE ALOT OF GREAT MEMORIES OF HER. REMEMBER ALL OF OUR GOOD TIMES AT THE MERIDEN SQUARE. THOSE ARE THE TIMES WE MUST CHERISH . WE WILL KEEP ALL OF HER FAMILY IN OUR PRAYERS. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND I WILL TRY TO CONTACT YOU IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS GOD BLESS YOU ALL MIKE AND CATHY

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