Burke, Loretta

September 9th, 2008

Loretta E. (Erdahl) Burke, age 82, of Wilmington, formerly of Somerville, died September 9, 2008.

Born in Malta, Montana on December 19, 1925, dear daughter of the late Luren Oliver & Eva Helen (Chadlund) Erdahl, Beloved mother of Janice, Diane, Jacky, Peggy, John, and Lori, sister of Hazel, Leila, Gladys, Myrna, Wanda, Linda, Erin, and the late Dwayne, loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and one to arrive soon.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Friday, September 12th at 9:00 a.m. Followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, September 11th from 6-9 p.m.

Memorial donations in Loretta’s name may be made to Catholic Charities, 75 Kneeland St., 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02111.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Burke, Loretta”

  1. Anonymous says:

    So sorry for your loss, Aunt Loretta was always “a force to reckon with”, determined, self sufficient, and like her Erdahl siblings you never had to guess what she was thinking.

    Sandy Mabery and Family

  2. john and sue barrett says:

    We are saddened by your loss. We remember Loretta as a regular customer at the diner, with her “one poached egg” and toast and coffee. A wonderful wonderful person. Our prayers are with her and her family.

  3. Maria L. Henley says:

    To Loretta’s Family,
    The Foster Grandparent Program would like to extend our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mom and one of our finest Foster Grandparents. Loretta had a wonderful gift for helping children to adjust to their time at day care – I visited Loretta many years ago at the Middlesex Hospital in Waltham and then as time went on – we lost touch – for that I am truly sorry. Thank you so very much for sharing your mom with our Program and the children of the Somerville.

    Maria L. Henley, Director
    Foster Grandparent Program
    270 Washington Street
    Somerville, MA 02143

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. It has been many years since I have seen Maggie or Jackie and my heart goes out to the family.
    Ed Bouche’

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