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Doris Burkett

April 22, 1927 ~ October 16, 2018 (age 91)
Doris K. Burkett, 91, of Brick, formerly of (Cliffwood) Aberdeen, passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Robert Burkett, who predeceased her in 1999. Loving mother of Gary Burkett and wife Lee and Kenneth Burkett and wife Valerie. Devoted grandmother of Dustin Burkett and wife Lee Ann, Bridget Burkett and partner Don Kimbrough, Brett Burkett and wife G.G. and Eric Burkett. Cherished great-grandmother of Haley, Chris, Alex, Karmen, Kamden and Lyla and 1 great-great grandchild, Kira. Doris is predeceased by her parents, George and Jennie Carhart and by her brothers, Bob and Frank Carhart. Doris was a true, through and through Jersey Girl. Born and raised in Long Branch, she met and married her husband, Robert and they settled in Aberdeen to raise their family. A dedicated care taker of children, she took care of the neighbors’ children for over 40 years. Doris loved her dogs, she always had a dog by her side throughout her life. She loved her family dearly, regardless of time or distance and would always send the best birthday, Christmas or special occasion cards expressing and sharing her love. Doris’s greatest trait was to be able to make friends easily, she could start a conversation with perfect strangers and turn them into her friends instantly. Family and friends may visit Friday, 10am to 12pm. A funeral service will commence at 12:00pm, followed by burial at Woodbine Cemetery in Oceanport. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris’s memory through her personal memorial donation page at www.inmemof.org/doris-k-burkett for the Alzheimer’s Association.
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