Joann Burke Liller
STRATTON- Joann Burke Liller, 92, died Friday, June 1, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born March 13, 1926, in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of John Francis Burke and Helen McNally Burke.
Mrs. Liller spent the first 27 years of her life in Rockville Centre, Long Island, NY, where she received her early education at St. Agnes Academic School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 1948 and began a journalism career on the staff of two Long Island newspapers, the Nassau Daily Review-Star and the Long Island Press. From 1957 she resided in Sandy Hook , CT, until moving to Stratton in 1969. A former treasurer of the town of Stratton, she also served as the town auditor for several decades and was on the staff of the Wardsboro Elementary School for 19 years before her retirement in 1999.
Mrs. Liller was predeceased in 2007 by her husband of 53 years, Francis Raymond Liller. Her survivors include four children, Christopher and John Liller, of Stratton, Helen Mullany, of Great Barrington, MA, and Joan Redin, of Marlborough, NH; sons-in-law Dr. G Thomas Mullany, of Great Barrington, MA, Thomas Redin, of Marlborough, NH, and Daniel Hescock, of Wardsboro; six grandchildren, Erin Tkaczyk, of Guilford; Janine Plimpton and Alison Hescock, of Wardsboro; and Michael, Susan, and Davis Mullany, of Great Barrington, MA; five great-grandchildren, Trevor, Logan, and Trey Plimpton, and Macie and Korbin Tkaczyk, and their fathers, Mitchell Plimpton and Michael Tkaczyk, III.
At the request of the family, funeral and burial services will be private. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire gifts in Mrs. Liller’s memory may be made to Wardsboro Fire and Rescue, Box 151, Wardsboro, VT 05355 or Grace Cottage Hospital , 185 Grafton Road, Townshend, VT 05353.
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