Sister Elizabeth Burke, P.B.V.M.


Sister Elizabeth Burke, P.B.V.M., who served as a principal and teacher at schools in the archdiocese for 12 years, died Jan. 4 at St. Cabrini Nursing Home in Dobbs Ferry. She was 91.

She was principal of St. Paul the Apostle School, Yonkers, 1967-1968.

Sister Elizabeth taught at Mount St. Joseph, New Windsor, 1965-1967; St. Mary’s, Kingston, 1958-1961; St. Paul the Apostle, Yonkers, 1956-1958; and St. Frances of Rome, the Bronx, 1952-1956. She also taught in Queens.

More recently, Sister Elizabeth served as outreach coordinator of Holy Rosary Parish, the Bronx, 2005-2007, and did pastoral care at Mount St. Joseph Infirmary, 1990-1994; and Cabrini Medical Center, Dobbs Ferry, 1984-1985. She also served in Queens and Brooklyn.

Born in Long Island City, she entered the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1949 and professed final vows in 1955. She was a graduate of St. Michael’s High School, Manhattan.

She received a bachelor’s degree in education from Fordham University, the Bronx, and a master’s in education from the College of St. Rose, Albany.
A Funeral Mass was celebrated Jan. 6 at Mount St. Joseph. Burial was in Mount St. Joseph Cemetery.