In Memory of Deanne Payne Burke

June 25, 2019

Resided in New Hartford, NY


No Cemetery


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Deanne Payne Burke, 81, of New Hartford died June 25, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

She was born September 8, 1937 in Utica, daughter of the late Robert Payne, Sr. and Erma Doxstader Payne.

Deanne married Patrick Burke and they resided in Edmeston for many years. Patrick died in 1996.

She was employed for many years at the Otsego Mutual Fire Insurance Company until her retirement. She currently serves as a member of their Board of Directors.

Deanne enjoyed spending time in Old Forge, with her longtime companion and fiancé Ray Carr. Old Forge held a special place in her heart. She also enjoyed her time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughters, Kelley Cough (Skip Johnson) of Sauquoit, Kathy Burke of New Hartford, Judie (Patrick) Hamilton of New Hartford and Jackie (Steven) Gecewicz of Albany, NY; her fiancé Ray Carr of Old Forge; her grandchildren, Kathryn Cough, Connor Cough, Rebecca Barker, Aaron Benjamin, Patrick and Valerie Hamilton, Alex and George Gecewicz; her great-grandchildren, Broc Barker and Kenedi Barker and Kayden Wright. She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Robert (Joan) Payne, Jr. of Utica, Jon Payne of Syracuse, Patricia (James) Carruthers, Liverpool, NY, Mary Lou (Terry) Coughlin of New Hartford, Carole Longway of Sauquoit, NY, Michael Payne of Utica, and Cynthia DuPrau of Utica and many nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Friday at 10:30 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Edmeston, NY at the convenience of the family. Calling hours are on Thursday from 5-7 PM at Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

In memory of Deanne, those who wish may make contributions to the Parkinson’s Foundation.