Kathleen A. Draeger, 51, of Orange and a former resident of Stamford passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at Milford Hospital. She was born in Stamford on January 23, 1962 to the late Edward F. and Edith M. McKenna Burke, Sr.
Kathleen was very involved in Autism Awareness.
She is survived by her loving husband Dana C. Draeger of Orange, her loving sons Ryan C. Draeger of Hamden, CT, Christopher D. and Dennis E. Draeger both of Orange, her sister Marilyn Lundgren of Derby, CT and three brothers Edward F. Burke, Jr. of Orange, Peter M. Burke and his wife Helen of Ashley, PA, Charles J. Burke and his wife Aubrey of Canton, GA. Several nieces and nephews also surviving.
Family and friends may call at The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 on Thursday, October 10, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM.
A funeral procession will be leaving the funeral home on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 9:40 AM for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s RC Church, 566 Elm Street, Stamford. Interment will follow at St. John’s RC Cemetery, Darien.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Kathleen’s memory to Autism Speaks,1 East 33rd Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10016.
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