Teresa Burke, 80,passed away September 16, 2019

Teresa Burke, 80, of Stevensville, was born December 11, 1938 in Benton Harbor to George and Mary McIntosh. Teresa passed away Monday, September 16, 2019 at Hanson Hospice in St. Joseph.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Thursday, September 19, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph. Family will receive guests from 5-7pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, or Hanson Hospice.

Teresa graduated from St. John’s Catholic High School in 1956. On August 30, 1958 she married William “Bill” Burke at St. John’s Catholic Church and they moved to Kalamazoo while Bill completed his degree at Western. In 1960, Teresa and Bill moved back to the area where they’ve resided ever since. Teresa enjoyed a part-time job at Tara Florist for many years. Teresa loved her church, and was very active in the Wednesday morning church and rosary group, the Adoration chapel, and the funeral lunch ministry. She was also an active member in the garden club and enjoyed breakfasts and lunches with her friends. Teresa cherished her husband, daughters and granddogs.

Teresa is survived by her husband of 61 years, William “Bill” Burke; and her daughters, Cathy (Tom) Champagne of St. Joseph, and Carolyn Burke of South Bend. She is preceded in death by her brother, Patrick McIntosh; and her parents.

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