Mary (“Marie”) Burke
Marie Burke (nee Beckmann) passed away on March 16, 2022. She was 83 years old.
Marie was a lifelong St. Louisan–she grew up on The Hill, moved to Dellwood after marriage, and spent her later years in Fenton. She was a lively dancer, enjoyed gardening and reading, and loved to tell stories about the past. She raised a wonderful son and was the proudest mother and grandmother.
Marie leaves behind her partner of more than 30 years, Bob Toretta; her son, Timothy (Lisa) Burke; her grandchildren, Emma, Xander, Penelope, and Amelia Burke; and her brother, Paul (Loretta) Beckmann. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Martin Beckmann and Mary Beckmann (nee Rolfi); her brothers Tom and Louie Beckmann; and her granddaughter Samantha Burke.
VISITATION: Tuesday, March 22, 2022 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Michel Funeral Home, 5930 Southwest Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63139. No services.
ARRANGEMENTS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF MICHEL FUNERAL HOME.
You’re in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers.
May angels walk with you today and always.
Wishing Bob and your family strength and peace.
Maria I know that God brought us together for
His reasons and I thank him every day you were a very pretty refined princess.i will love. You till the end time. I miss you my Maria. Your. Bob