Newburyport — Doris M. Burke, 84, of Newburyport died February 21, 2013 after a short illness from complications from the flu at the Anna Jaques Hospital. She was born March 27, 1928 in Lynn, Mass. to the late Albert J. Bateman and Ethel (Chapman) Bateman.
Doris was an avid golfer for many years at Ould Newbury. She played bridge with friends every week and was in a bowling league at Academy Lanes of Bradford. Dossie never considered herself an artist, but several of her watercolors are being enjoyed in many homes in town. She especially liked treating her friends to vacations to Maine with her daughter. She also enjoyed boating.
Dossie is survived by her loving husband, E. Paul Burke of Newburyport. Daughter Pam Burke and her life partner Allan Miller of Key West, FL and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Her sister and best friend M. Jean Reardon of Newburyport, as well as several nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 2p.m. at the Twomey, LeBlanc and Conte Funeral Home, 193 High St., Newburyport, Ma. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Newburyport High School Class of 1946 Scholarship Fund, c/o Leon Chetsas, 126 Merrimac St., Apt.# 16, Newburyport, Ma.