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Louise J. Burch: Former Orange Resident

Credit: Legacy.com
Credit: Legacy.com
Louise J. Burch, 88, of South Shore Drive, East Haven, formerly of Orange, loving wife of the late Edward S. Burch, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at her home. She was born in New Haven, April 26, 1926, a daughter of the late Thomas and Lucy Ciarleglio Sabellico.

Louise was a graduate of Hillhouse High School and the Stone Business Academy, and prior to her retirement 26 years ago had been employed as a Supervisor with U.S. Repeating Arms. She took great pride in creating a beautiful home filled with love, music, antiques and the hand braided rugs she and Ed crafted.

They enjoyed many years of retirement in Florida, where they loved to golf and entertain family and friends. She was a fabulous cook but left baking to others! Louise loved to dance and she and Ed could kick up a lively “polka” and a mean “cha cha”!

She is survived by two daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Peters, of Old Saybrook, and Susan (James) Funaro, of North Haven; two beloved grandchildren, Michelle Funaro, of North Haven, and Jesse (Stefanie) Peters, of Windsor Locks; and a cherished great-granddaughter, Marielle Peters. Also surviving are four sisters-in-law: Lucille Sabellico, of New Haven; Marie Sabellico, of Wallingford; Vera Burch and Ceil Wojciechowski, both of Ansonia; and many nieces and nephews.

Louise was predeceased by two brothers: Louis Sabellico and her twin, Anthony Sabellico; and two sisters, Carmel DeCaprio and Anna Canelli.

The funeral will be from the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street, West Haven, Friday morning at 10:15 with a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory R.C. Church, 600 Jones Hill Road, West Haven at 11:00. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Parvina Arifova, Louise’s loving and compassionate caregiver for the last 18 months.

A thank you also goes to the Vitas Hospice nurses, Jocelyn, Laurie and Linda, Donna from the VNA and the staff at the Village at Mariner’s Point.

Donations in her memory may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, P.O. Box 718, Mystic, CT 06372-9990. Condolences may be offered online at www.keenanfuneralhome.com

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