Mettie M. Cousins, 94 of Gainesville passed away on October 26, 2012 at her residence; she was surrounded by her family and had been lovingly cared for by Nature Coast Hospice. Mrs. Burke was born in Fine, N.Y. and moved to Gainesville in 1987 from Naranja, FL. Mrs. Burke was a Practical Nurse and had worked in many Nursing Homes in N.Y. and FL
She was preceded in death by her husband Francis Burke in 2006, as well as 3 brothers and 2 sisters; Mrs. Burke is survived by 1 Sister, Eunice Laverghetta, 2 daughters, Sharon Rice, and Linda Briggs, 4 Grandchildren, 6 Great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Burke will be buried next to her husband in Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Dear Burke Family,
Your Mom and Dad were good friends of my parents, Ruth and Emory Steele in Naranja. We tried to stay in touch over the years and were very saddened to learn she has passed. She was a wonder for sure and Francis was one of our true heroes. I had just wanted to let her know that her good friend Dorothy Kieger passed away October 9. I am sure they will have a wonderful reunion in heaven. Our sincerest condolences to the family.
Linda and Steve Mills