Angela H. Burke


Angela H. (Brady) Burke, known all her life as “Robin,” 87, died peacefully on March 28, 2018, at Keystone Place in Buzzards Bay, surrounded by her loving family.

The daughter of Lewis and Angela Herzog, she was born in New York City and lived there and Suffern, N.Y., until moving to Florida at the age of 14. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1952 and marrying Norman Brady, her young family moved to Massachusetts, spending many years in Falmouth before moving to Edgartown. While raising her family, she was not only active with AFS, choosing students to go abroad or hosting foreign students locally, but also found time to work in gift shops in Falmouth and Edgartown. That experience prepared her for opening her own store, the Vermont Shop, in Edgartown, which she and her husband, Thomas Burke, owned and operated for 18 years. During that time, she was invited to join the local Rotary as one of its first women, and also launched and managed the Christmas in Edgartown annual celebration, which is ongoing today, for 18 years. She enjoyed fishing and sailing, and played golf and tennis well into her 80s. In retirement, she divided her time between Falmouth and Vero Beach, Fla., traveled, and enjoyed time spent with her many, many, friends and family.

Robin was predeceased by her sons Eric Prince Brady and Duane Norman Brady Jr., and by husbands the Rev. D. Norman Brady and Thomas Burke. She is survived by her loving partner Bix Shoemaker and his family, her brother Stephen Morgan, and her adoring children Angela Kristin Ladd of West Falmouth, Lynette Brady Clarke of North Falmouth, Cynthia Joy McIntosh of Falmouth; and Michael Jennings Brady of Edgartown. She was treasured by her eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Robin was loved and admired by all who knew her, and she changed many lives for the better. Interment will be held at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Tarrytown, N.Y.

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