Mary F. Burkhardt, 79

Mary F. Burkhardt, 79, of Gilbertsville, passed away Friday, January 26, 2024.

Mary was born in Philadelphia on August 17, 1944, daughter of the late George Ignatius and Frances (nee Cauley) Burkhardt. She graduated from West Catholic Girls High School in 1962. Along with her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her brother George Burkhardt.

Mary worked for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for over 40 years where she made lifelong friends. Mary was grounded in her unwavering Catholic faith which supported her throughout her life.

From the time she was a young child, Mary enjoyed family vacations with aunts, uncles, and cousins to the beaches in New Jersey and later in life to HHI, South Carolina. Mary was an enthusiastic Philadelphia sports fan, avid reader, and never missed the local news. Mary was known to have a sweet tooth and looked forward to dessert and treats. She loved spending time with her friends and family, especially with her great nieces and nephews. She enjoyed attending many of their extracurricular activities.

Mary is survived by her brother Joe Burkhardt husband of Shawn (nee O’Connell); sister-in-law Mag Burkhardt (nee Staub); nephews and nieces: Michael Burkhardt, husband of Megan (nee Mullen), Jen Burkhardt, Joe Burkhardt Jr. husband of Jennifer (nee Przasnyski), Megan Spahr (nee Burkhardt) wife of Tom, and Sheila Moser (nee Burkhardt) wife of Vinnie; great nieces and nephews: Cauley, Claire, Abby, Shane, Shawn Marie, Ellie, Regina, Zack, James, Grace, and Victoria, who all lovingly called her Gamby (Great Aunt Mary Burkhardt.) Mary will be deeply missed by all who loved her.

Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects on Friday morning, February 2, 2024, from 10:00-10:45 AM at St. Teresa of Calcutta, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473, in the church chapel. The funeral Mass will commence at 11:00 AM in the main church. Interment will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to St. Teresa of Calcutta, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473.

Add My Condolences

Dear Joe and Shawn,
I'm so sorry for the loss of Mary. She was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed meeting her. May she rest in peace, and I pray for peace and healing for your family.

~ Libby Andersen
2/5/2024 1:22:04 PM

Mary was a cherished cousin and Godmother. Her quick wit, thoughtfulness, humor and the Cauley "gift of gab" are remembered with love and a smile.
With deepest sympathy,

~ Kathleen Heiler (Vollmer)
2/1/2024 10:54:32 AM

We were blessed to know Gamby though the Spahr family and enjoyed her visits to Colorado Springs. She was an amazing person and I admired her strength and determination . She leaves a legacy of faith and love.

~ Rebecca Post Whispering Pines, NC
1/29/2024 7:57:33 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Gamby’s passing. Your family is in our prayers. She was an amazing lady.

~ Deborah Rubio Friendswood, TX
1/29/2024 6:01:05 PM

My condolences. I worked with Mary at OCE. She was an extraordinary professional. That office ran smoothly largely due to her. Well done, good and faithful servant. Eternal rest.

~ Betty Weber
1/29/2024 4:57:20 PM

Mary was such a bright sport in my life though we were thousands of miles apart. Her joy in living and the laughter she shared with my Dad and us will always be one of the best gifts I've ever received. She will be missed.
Deepest sympathy- Cynthia and Steve

~ Cynthia Cauley and Steve Elliott Cove, Hampshire
1/29/2024 3:11:48 PM

Blessings to the family and you are in my prayers.

~ Connie Rogers
1/29/2024 2:40:44 PM

I'm deeply saddened by the announcement of Mary's death. Condolences and prayers to the family. Mary was well respected and loved and I enjoyed many conversations with her. She was a favorite!

~ Marion Swarthmore, Pa
1/29/2024 2:23:43 PM