Joann Burke Liller, 92, a resident of Stratton, died June 1, 2018 at home, surrounded by her family. She was born March 13, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. daughter of John Francis Burke and Helen McNally Burke.
The first 27 years of her life were spent in Rockville Centre, Long Island, N.Y. where she received her early education at St. Agnes Academic School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, Baltimore MD. In 1948 and began a journalism career on the staff of two Long Island newspapers, the Nassau Daily Review-Star and the Long Island Press. From 1957 until 1969 when she moved to Stratton, she resided in Sandy Hook , CT.
A former treasurer of the Town of Stratton, she also served as auditor for the Town of Stratton for several decades and was on the staff of the Wardsboro Elementary School, Wardsboro, VT for 19 years before her retirement in 1999.
She was predeceased in 2007 by her husband of 53 years, Francis Raymond Liller. Her survivors include four children, Christopher and John Liller of Stratton, Helen Mullanyof Great Barrington, MA and Joan Redin of Marlborough, N.H.; sons in law Dr. G Thomas Mullany of Great Barrington, Thomas Redin of Marlborough, N.H. and Daniel Hescock of Wardsboro, VT; six grandchildren, Erin Tkaczyk of Guilford, VT., Janine Plimpton and Alison Hescock of Wardsboro, VT and Michael, Susan and Davis Mullany of Great Barrington, five great grandchildren: Trevor, Logan and Trey Plimpton, Macie and Korbin Tkaczyk, and their fathers, Mitchell Plimpton and Michael Tkaczyk,III.
At the request of the family, funeral and burial services will be private. There will be no visiting hours. If friends desire, gifts in Mrs. Liller’s memory may be made to Wardsboro Fire and Rescue, Box 151 Wardsboro, VT 05355 or Grace Cottage Hospital, 185 Grafton Rd, Townshend, VT 05353. Atamaniuk Funeral Home, Brattleboro, VT is in charge of arrangements.