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Jeanine C. (Nickerson) Burke

March 3, 1941 ~ September 6, 2019 (age 78)

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Jeanine C. Burke, 78, of Plaistow, NH passed away peacefully, Friday, September 6, 2019 at High Pointe House in Haverhill, MA. She was the devoted wife of the late Robert Donald Burke. Jeanine was born in Haverhill, MA, March 3, 1941 the daughter of the late Guy and Katherine (Lesiczka) Nickerson. She was raised in Haverhill and graduated from Haverhill High School. After graduating from Beauty School, Jeanine owned and operated Jeanine Carol’s Coiffure in Andover, MA.  She was employed as a Dietary Aid with Baker Katz Nursing in Haverhill for several years before her retirement.

Jeanine was a beautiful soul who enjoyed life and spending time with her family and friends, most especially her adoring granddaughter, Jenna. She loved arts and crafts and often decorated her home with homemade floral arrangements and other beautiful creations. Her friends appreciated her craftwork especially the warm fuzzies (corn bags) Jeanine would give out as presents.  Jeanine took pleasure spending time on the beach, cooking and relaxing at her camp in Effingham, NH where she loved to pick blueberries. She especially enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home.  She will be dearly loved, remembered and missed by all who knew her.

Jeanine is survived by her two loving children, Dean L. Burke and wife Tricia of Derry, NH and Julie A. Burke of Plaistow, NH. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Jenna Burke, brother, Ronald Nickerson, sister Marsha Bishop and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Jeanine was predeceased by her brother, Gerald Nickerson.

Arrangements are in the care of The Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home, 129 Kenoza Ave. Haverhill, MA 01830. A graveside service will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Walnut Cemetery in Haverhill, MA. For directions or online condolences please visit

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