Floral 05
Official Obituary of

Deanna M. (Schaefer) Burke

August 5, 1937 ~ March 20, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Deanna Burke Obituary

Deanna M. Burke passed away on March 20, 2024 at the age of 86. Wife of the late Joseph J. Burke. Mother of Maureen LePera (Russell Hilderbrand), Michael Burke (Sue), John Burke (Jean), and Paul Burke (Melani). Grandmother of Matthew LePera (Kristen), Samantha LePera, Michael, Amanda, Brian, Erin, Kelly, Alayna, Brandon, and Caelynn Burke. Great Grandmother of Luna and Salvatore LePera. Daughter of the late Walter and Verona Schaefer. Sister of Verona Barrett. She is also survived by nieces Sandi Rambo (Mark) and Anne Geary.

Dede passed away peacefully on the morning of March 20, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, laughter, and cherished memories. She was a devoted fan of the Phillies and Eagles, her enthusiasm for sports rivaling that of the most dedicated aficionados. Whether cheering from the stands or in front of the TV, her spirit soared with every game.

A lover of life's simple pleasures, Dede found joy in the sunshine, often spending hours basking in its warmth. She had a passion for shopping - especially at Kohl's and Walgreens and was always on the lookout for the perfect find. Dining out was a favorite pastime, where she relished in the company of loved ones over a delicious meal and a refreshing margarita.

Dede's zest for life was infectious. She embraced every moment, seeking out new experiences and adventures at every turn. From the bright lights of Broadway shows to the thrill of bingo nights and the rhythm of dancing, she lived life to the fullest.

Above all, Dede cherished her time with family. Whether it was a cozy night in or an exciting vacation getaway, her heart overflowed with love and laughter in their presence. Her spirit of togetherness and warmth brought comfort and joy to all who knew her.

Dede's departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who loved her dearly, but her spirit will live on in the countless memories she created. May her love for life and boundless enthusiasm inspire us all to embrace each day with the same vigor and joy that she did. Rest in peace, dear Dede, knowing that your light will forever shine bright in our hearts.

Services and Interment are private.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Deanna M. (Schaefer) Burke, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Deanna M. (Schaefer) Burke?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Deanna's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Deanna M. (Schaefer) Burke

© 2024 Koller Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility