November 16, 1930 ~ May 29, 2020

Born in: Watertown, , NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Greece:  Friday, May 29, 2020 at age 89.  Went home to be with her husband, William Burke.  She is survived by her children, Carol Burke and Raymond (Kristy) Burke; grandchildren, Morgan and Maressa Burke; brother, Timothy Canaan; brother, Pearly Canaan; many loving family and dear friends.

Catherine was born in Watertown, NY and worked for Eastman Kodak Co. in her younger years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Catherine’s celebration of life will be held Friday, July 31st 11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 2400 W. Ridge Road.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit

Livestreaming of Katie’s Funeral Mass will be available on our Facebook Page at: Vay-Schleich & Meeson


Please follow CDC and Monroe County Guidelines for attending the Mass





Service: July 31, 2020 11:00 am

St. John the Evangelist Church - Greece
2400 West Ridge Road
Rochester, NY 14626

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  1. Carol, I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She will be missed and I enjoyed the time I spent with her very much. Sending hugs and prayers to you during this difficult time.

  2. Dear Carole Lori and I are so deeply sorry about your mom she was an amazing person. Love Pat and Lori

  3. My condolences to Carol and Ray Burke on the passing of thier mother,i have known Mrs Burke all my life and she was one of the besst!!!!!

  4. Dear Carol Ann and Raymond,
    This is a very hard thing that I won’t be there to help support you all!
    I know that there will be tears but knowing our families we will be
    Sharing many memories of aunt Katie and your family!

    I love you both so much and I want thank you both for all the great memories that we built together!

  5. I am saddened to learn of Cathy’s passing. She was a dear lady and will be missed immensely. Condolences to Carol, my good friend. HUGS

  6. Carol Ann and Raymond, please accept my sincere condolences for Aunt Katie’s passing. Of all of Mom’s sisters, I think that Aunt Katie and Pug seemed the most alike in their playfulness, irreverence, and stubbornness. Like the whole Canaan, Aunt Katie did have a full heart of love. I attended her service virtually yesterday and it was a beautiful service. As with all Canaan services, I liked learning more about our family through those shared memories moments. I can only imagine all of those Canaan girls up in heaven!! Love, Cousin Trish

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