Florence Mary Burke
Florence Mary Burke, 80, of Kingston, N.J., died on November 7, 2002 at Princeton Nursing Home. Born in Fairdale, to the late John C. and Bertha W. Burke, she graduated from Princeton High School in 1938, Douglass College in 1943 with a Bachelor's degree in mathematics, and in later years, earned a Master's degree in student personnel administration from Columbia University.
Miss Burke has worked in education for forty-four years, all of them in Princeton Regional Schools. Miss Burke was a Princeton High School classroom teacher for 16 years. She taught mathematics and American history. Miss Burke was appointed assistant principal in 1960. In 1969, she was named acting high school principal becoming the first womam to direct the high school. She served as principal in 1970-71. She left the high school to serve a year as principal of Riverside School. She returned as assistant principal in 1977 and retired in 1987. Miss Burke worked part time doing special projects at the Valley Road Building for the next year.
Miss Burke was treasurer and an integral member of the Princeton Regional Scholarship Foundation for many years. She was a Princeton Adult School board member and a friend of the Princeton Public Library.
She is survived by her close cousin, Celeste Twamley, Kingston, and by cousins Mary E. Twamley, Dublin, Ireland and William J. Maloney, Portsmouth, Va.
There will be a graveside service at Noon on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at All Saints Cemetery, Princeton with Rev. Richard A. Kunz officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Florence M. Burke Memorial Fund to benefit the Princeton Regional Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 156, Kingston, N.J. 08528. Arrangements are by the Kimball Funeral Home, Princeton.