Anita J. ( Emperato) Burkhardt, 91 of Auburn passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home, Sunday, July 4,2021.
She was a life resident of Auburn, the daughter of the late Joseph and Emily Genova Emperato. Anita was a longtime communicant of St. Mary’s Church and member of their mothers club. She retired from Cayuga County, in the Environmental Health Department after several years of service. Anita was an excellent cook and baker and cherished the many times she was fortunate enough to spend with her family and friends .
She is survived by her loving five daughters , Deborah ( Steve) Burkhardt Wood of Canandaigua, Terri ( Bill) Burkhardt Howland of Cicero, Gina Burkhardt of Buffalo, Kathy Burkhardt of Silver Springs, MD., Emily ( Heath) Burkhardt Vicente of Pasadena, CA., four grandchildren Jackie Gardyasz, Sara Wood, Merel Petri, Jenna Wood, three great- grandchildren , Domanic and Dontae Wood, Emily Gardyasz,niece Annette Murphy, nephews Michael and Steven Murphy .
In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her husband Edward in 2015 and a sister Lucille Giannone.
A calling hour will be held this Thursday in St. Mary’s Church from 11-11:45 with her Mass of Christian burial to follow at 12:00 pm all in the church, Clark St., Auburn.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to either Hospice of CNY, Matthew House or the St. Alphonsus Food Pantry.
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