Sylvia H. (Sargent) Burke

April 24, 1926 ~ September 15, 2021 (age 95)



Sylvia H. Sargent Burke, 95, of York, Maine crossed over into the halls of eternity on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 with her devoted son at her bedside in the family home. A “Celebration of Sylvia’s Life” will be held on a later date.

Sylvia was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 24, 1926 to Edith M. Johnson Sargent and Henry Frederick Sargent, who emigrated from the West Indies in 1916.

Sylvia graduated from Cambridge High & Latin School in 1943. She attended Cambridge City Hospital Nursing School and graduated in 1947. She married Kenneth Morris Burke in 1957, and built their home in York, Maine. Later, she went back to school and attended UNH and received her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Sylvia worked in several fields of nursing including the Red Cross Blood Mobile and for many years worked in the NH school system as the school nurse at the Little Harbor School in Portsmouth, NH. In her spare time, she relished painting, crocheting, knitting and sewing. She was a homeopath and was involved in all aspects of Holistic Healing. She studied Reiki with John Gray, and Foot Reflexology as well as many other forms of natural health and healing. With these skills underfoot she served her beloved community with passion and verve!

Sylvia was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church in York, Maine.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Kenneth. She is survived by her son Roger David Burke (India), of Cape Neddick, ME and her three grandchildren, Kodiak (Laura), Kianna and Kimonee. She also leaves her sister, Edna Greene of Cambridge, MA along with several nieces and nephews and numerous other relatives and friends.

Sylvia and Roger give thanksgiving to all the caregivers, family and friends that have supported her well-being over the years.

Offerings in the Memory of Sylvia may be made to the York Community Service Association Food Pantry,

“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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