In CT Hospice, Branford, Nov. 27, 2003, Valentine Silocka Burkenpas, 80, of 15 Springside Ave., New Haven, wife of the late George Burkenpas, mother of June Gorsky and her husband, Bruce of Olympia, WA, sister of Michael Silocka and Jerry Hurl both of New Haven. She was predeceased by two brothers, Alex and Walter Silocka and a sister, Mary Crocco. Born in Seymour, CT, Aug. 29, 1923 a daughter of the late Michael and Anastasia Silocka. Valentine graduated from Commercial High School. Prior to her retirement she worked for the New Haven Telephone Co. and as a sorority mother at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Relatives and friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Mon., Dec. 1 from 10-10:30 a.m. Graveside service will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

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