Mary V. Burpee, 96, of Palmer Twp. died Thursday, February 21, 2013 in Siemon Lakeview Manor in Somerset, PA.
Born: April 20, 1916 in Pawtucket, RI she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Murray Kapel. Her husband, Royal H. Burpee, Jr. died in 2004.
Personal: She had been an Arthur Murray dance instructor and a bookkeeper at Feins Furniture in Providence, RI. She had also volunteered at The Easton Home.
Memberships: She was a longtime, active member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Easton where she served on the Altar Guild. She was also a member of the URW Club.
Survivors: A loving wife, mother and nana, she is survived by: her children: Royal “Roy” Burpee, III and his wife Kathy of Easton; Diane Brant and her husband Tom of Somerset; a brother: John Kapel of Warwick, RI; 5 grandchildren: Joshua Parke and his wife Maria; Zachary Parke and his wife Nicole; Caitlin Callahan and her husband Michael; Margaret Burpee and Gregory Burpee; and 2 great-grandchildren: Addison and Ethan. She was predeceased by a sister Margie Ricci.
Services: Will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday (2/26) in Trinity Episcopal Church, 234 Spring Garden St., Easton with visitation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton. Interment will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine.
Memorial Contributions: May be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 234 Spring Garden St., Easton, PA 18042.
Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.