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Eileen Kudish Burke, 81, of Longmeadow, died Oct. 20. She was the widow of Ronald Burke. Born in Bronx, N.Y., the was the daughter of Samuel and Dora Kudish. She attended the Bronx Public School system as well as Farband afterschool program, in which she learned in Yiddish and Hebrew. She graduated from City College in 1961, was certified as a Spanish teacher in NYC, and earned her master’s in Education from the College of our Lady of the Elms in 1996. She had a long career as a healthcare administrator. Upon moving to Longmeadow in 1972 she became the president of the PTO of Heritage Academy, later serving as the chairman of the day school’s education committee. She also served on Heritage Academy’s building committee. In 1988, at the annual Heritage Academy Scholarship Dinner, she was honored for her commitment to Jewish education. In her retirement volunteered her time to the South Hadley Senior Center and SHINE Program. She is survived by her children and their spouses Audrey and James Lark and Kevin and Amy Burke; three granddaughters, Hannah Burke, Anaya Lark and Tessa Burke; and siblings Albert Kudish and Sara Horowitz. She was predeceased by a son, Noel Burke. Memorial contributions may be made to Friends of South Hadley Seniors, JGS Life Care, Yiddish Book Center, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME

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