Florence Louise Burke-Wildman

February 12, 1915 - May 20, 2012
Florence Louise Burke-Wildman

Florence Louise Burke-Wildman

Florence, age 97, passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2012 and was born in Leominster Massachusetts on February 12, 1915, the youngest of three girls who both preceded her in death along with her husband William P. Wildman.

As a young woman she enjoyed horseback riding and dancing along with being an avid tennis player who played most of her life. She was a co-owner of the Stardust Restaurant Lounge in Framingham Massachusetts, where she managed and was maitre d’. In later years she was employed by Swank Jewelry for 15 years before she retired to Cape Coral, Florida. She and her husband belonged to different boating clubs and would take many trips to the islands from their back door boating dock or to Ft Myers for an exciting lunch. The final retirement years were then spent in Sebring Florida at Tanglewood which they enjoyed and where they took cruises to many parts of the world and South America. She was a great mother in law that never complained about anything and would only volunteer her opinion if it was to complement a person.

She leaves behind a daughter Marilyn Machler and her husband Richard of Wilmington, NC, and a daughter Nancy O’Hara and her husband Frank of Jackson, NJ. She leaves six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and two great, great, grandchildren.

Her final months were spent in the home of her daughter Marilyn and Richard in Wilmington, NC who along with House of Good Shepard of Sebring Florida Hospice and especially Wilmington, NC Hospice who did an exceptional job of assisting her and the family. She passed this world in a peaceful manner surrounded by her caring family.

The family wishes to thank both organizations for their extraordinary help and care during a very difficult time

There will be no calling hours and the memorial service will be private at the convenience of the family with interment at sea where they spent many happy hours together.

“In lieu of flowers, their request was to take a moment of your time to spend with a friend in need”.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street,Wilmington NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • May 29, 2012
    Pat Boudreau says:
    My heartfelt condolences to Flo's family. She was certainly a wonderful classy lady and a great neighbor. We enjoyed many great conversations about the wonderful life she experienced. She and Bill were fun to be around. I am grateful she went peacefully and had been so well taken care of by her family. She and Bill will now start all over with their escapades and enjoy good times again. She was very anxious to meet up with him again. I miss them both a whole lot.