Pamela Burke

Pamela A. (Shea) Riehl Burke, 54, resident of Cape Coral, FL died on January 18, 2015 at her home.

She was born in Nashua, NH on October 11, 1961, the only child of Malcolm and Alicia (Amadio) Shea. Pam was raised and educated in Milford, attended Mount Saint Mary School in Nashua, NH and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1979. She earned her nursing degree from Thompson School of Practical Nursing in Brattleboro, Vermont and had worked as an LPN in New Hampshire and Florida for the past 30 years. Most recently, she was employed by Operation PAR.

Pam loved the outdoors, the ocean, kayaking and fishing with her husband, and most especially she loved her children and family.

While living in New Hampshire, Pam was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.

She was predeceased by her first husband, William G. Riehl.

In addition to her parents of Milford, family members include her husband, John M. Burke, of Cape Coral, FL; two sons, William S. Riehl and his wife, Ashley Hummel Riehl, of Peterborough, NH, Sean Riehl and his fiance, Danielle Dickstein, of Milford, NH; her maternal grandfather, Louis J. Amadio of Milford; her stepson, Houston Burke, of Shreveport, LA; her foster sister, Debbie Gray and her husband, Ken, of Jefferson, NH; two foster nieces, Jennifer Zenoniani, of Canterbury, NH and Jessica Gray, of Lancaster, NH; an aunt, uncle and several cousins.

A visiting hour will be held on Wednesday, January 28th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford, NH. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Milford, NH. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to Boston Children’s Hospital, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 or Muscular Dystrophy Association, One Sundial Avenue #208N, Manchester, NH 03103. Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please go to