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ANNA M. BURKE, BISHOP TIMON VOLUNTEER

Anna M. Burke, 73, of South Buffalo, who had been active as a volunteer at Bishop Timon High School, died Monday (Sept. 18, 2000) at Mitchell Campus of Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a long illness.

Born Anna Meaney in Buffalo, she was the daughter of the late Ellicott Council Member Andrew Meaney, who operated a tavern in the Old First Ward.

She was a graduate of St. Brigid's School and South Park High School. She attended Bryant & Stratton Business Institute and worked as a secretary for the Teamsters union for many years.

Well-known for her volunteer service at Bishop Timon, which her five sons attended, she worked bingo and served as president of the Mothers Club. She also worked as a volunteer for many social events for other groups at the school. She was honored at the Timon Diamond Appreciation Party in 1989.

She also was a longtime member of the First Ward South Buffalo Democratic Club and a parishioner of St. Ambrose Catholic Church.

She and her husband, Raymond J., were married in 1954.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Kelly Masterson of Trumansburg and Susan Bartosik and Sally Weimer, both of West Seneca; five sons, Andrew of Rochester, Raymond W. of Lackawanna, Matthew and Timothy, both of West Seneca, and Sean of South Buffalo; two brothers, Andrew P. Meaney of South Buffalo and Albert "Jimmy" Meaney of West Seneca; a sister, Mary Alice Redmond of South Buffalo; and 12 grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Ambrose's Church, 65 Ridgewood Road, after prayers at 9 in Reddington Funeral Home, 637 Abbott Road. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.

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