Mary Burke (nee Sheridan) died peacefully at her home May 21, 2017 after a tough battle with lung cancer. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jay. Mary is survived by three loving daughters, Laura, Beth, and Katie Burke; an adoring son in law, Joseph Michniak; three devoted sisters, Joan Patton wife of Charles, Sharon Hann wife of John, and Kathy Siefken wife of David; and affectionate brother-in-law, Richard. Mary leaves a legacy with her five grandchildren, Jaye, Michael, Hunter, Olivia, and Carson and one great granddaughter, Aribella. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and other terrific friends who were so very fond of her and will miss her greatly.
Mary was born in Evergreen Park on May 6, 1942 to John James and Mary Lucille (nee Ruddy) Sheridan and grew up on Chicago's south side in Beverly. She attended Academy of Our Lady high school. Mary went on to become a successful, dedicated realtor; owned her own agency, and served her community for years! Throughout her life, Mary's true passion was her family and friends. She embraced life through her love of entertaining and was up for any adventure. She also enjoyed shopping and absolutely loved gambling!
A memorial mass will be held at Saint Alphonsus Church, 625 State Street, Lemont, Illinois at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017. Arrangements entrusted to Hann Funeral Home and Care Memorial. For information please call 866-912-9822.