Loretta Ora Burkley (Wright) of Annadale, passed on November 19, 2022, at the age of 88 years old.
Loretta was born in Midland Beach, lived in Clove Lakes, and eventually settled in Annadale with her husband, Freddie. (who passed in 2013)
Loretta attended PS 29, Curtis High School, and Pace University. While in Curtis, she received varsity letters in volleyball, tennis, basketball, and softball. The way in the 300 Club for her bowling league.
As a teenager, she worked in Woolworths and then the telephone company in Manhattan. She eventually became a buyer for Consumer's Distributing from where she retired. She met her future husband, Frederick Valentine Burkley, at the firehouse where her father was the lieutenant. They married in 1959 at St. Theresa's Church. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was an incredible, devoted mom, a loving, dedicated wife, and a beloved, doting grandma. She has two children, Natalie Burkley (Michael LoPrete) and Eric Burkley (Lynn Burkley). She has two grandchildren, Madison LoPrete and Sean Burkley.
Loretta was predeceased by her brother, William Wright Jr, her nephew, George Wright, her sister, Lorraine Gondeck, her parents, Anna and William Wright, and her husband, Frederick Valentine Burkley. She is survived by her sister, Ann Wright Borkowski, and 9 nephews and 4 nieces to whom she was lovingly known as "Aunt Peanie".
Her memorial will be at Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, 7447 Amboy Road, on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.