Sister Helen Marguerite Burke, S.S.J. (formerly Sister Marguerite Helene), age 77, died Sept. 7 at St. Joseph Villa, Flourtown. She was in the 58th year of her religious life.
The daughter of the late Arthur and Marguerite Burke, she attended St. Matthew Grade School in Conshohocken and Mount St. Joseph Academy High School, Flourtown.
In September 1961 she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph, Chestnut Hill, and professed her final vows in 1969.
Sister Helen ministered in the Archdioceses of Philadelphia and Washington.
She is the sister of Arthur Burke and the late Richard Burke. She is also survived by nieces, nephews and members of her congregation, the Sisters of St. Joseph.
The funeral Mass was celebrated Sept. 11 at St. Joseph Villa, attended by religious, relatives and friends.
Donations may be made in Sister Helen’s name to St. Joseph Villa, 110 Wissahickon Ave., Flourtown, PA 19031-1898.
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