Edna Burke, 91, formerly of Longboat Key and Boston, died Jan. 2.
Mrs. Burke served in the medical field for more than 40 years. She was the head nurse of the first Intensive Care Unit at Tufts New England Medical Center before becoming a nursing administrator. She retired in 1989.
Mrs. Burke was preceded in death by her husband, James.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Lee Kane; and nieces, Gail Fafard and Marcia Armstrong.
A memorial service was held Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
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