Chicago Police Lieutenants Association

Wife of the late CPD Lt. Edward Burke


Lydia Roberts Burke, (99) RN, wife of the late CPD LT. Edward J Burke. May 31, 1919 – July 08, 2018. Daughter of Caroline Boldt Roberts and Jerome B Roberts. Mother of James E, John W (Kathy Rizzo), Timothy P (Patti Whooley) and Susan M.. Proud Grandmother of Colleen (d 1985), Tim (Angela), Denny (Sarah) , Dan, Maureen (Tom), Meghan and Brendan. Adoring Great-grandmother of Nora, Emma, Timothy (Mick), Erin and Conor. Loving Aunt to many nieces and nephews. The youngest of seven children, she was the only one to attend college (on scholarship). She graduated from St Theodore’s Grammar School, Mercy High School, and the 3 year BS /RN program at St Xavier College. She worked as a VNA nurse, Chicago Policewoman (one of the first class of female detectives), and retired as a teacher-nurse from the Chicago Board of Education at age 72. An avid world traveler, she was happiest at home with those she loved. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 10 from 9:30am until time of prayers, 10:45am at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside, IL. Funeral Mass to follow at 11:15am at St. John of the Cross Church, Western Springs, IL. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601. Funeral Info: 708-352-6500 or Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on July 10, 2018.

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