Kaylee Burke Obituary, Death – Kaylee Schaier Burke, 20, passed away unexpectedly on November 13, 2022. She was born on July 22, 2002, in Boston, Massachusetts, to Kevin E. Burke and Kimberly Roy (Schaier) Cohn, and she grew up in Wrentham, Massachusetts. Kaylee began dancing as a child, excelling in ballet, point, tap, jazz, and hip hop at Loral Sims School of Dance in North Attleborough. Kaylee started her high school career at King Phillip High School in Wrentham, where she was a member of the theater club and appeared in various performances. Kaylee was a senior member of the honors choir and was asked to sing the National Anthem under the Friday night lights. She also belonged to the theater club.
Kaylee’s primary interest was theater, and before graduating from high school, she studied at The New York City Broadway Artists Alliance. She was captivated by the dazzling lights and music, particularly Gershwin. Kaylee attended almost fifty performances and was sometimes seen waiting excitedly at the stage’s back entrance to mingle with the musicians. Her passion for the theater, desire to improve as a performer, and dedication to her craft were admirable, leading to collaboration, mentoring, and friendships with the actors she most admired. During the pandemic, Kaylee volunteered at the Gillette Stadium inoculation site.
Kaylee has recently begun attending distance learning courses at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell towards her degree. She took walks with her dog, Meiko, or spent time with her two cats, Panda and Paws, when she needed a break from her studies. Kevin E. Burke and Erin Burke of Mansfield died, as did Kimberly Roy (Schaier) Cohn and Peter Cohn of Wrentham. Andrew K. Burke of Blackstone, Dylan T. Burke and his wife, Brittany, and Savanna M. Burke of Wrentham are among many who will miss her. Warren C. Easton and the late Edward A. Easton Maureen J.’s cherished granddaughter (Sullivan) Burke, as well as Sandra J. Schaier of Wrentham Her niece was adored by Maureen J. Burke of Baltimore, Maryland, and Scott A. Schaier and his wife, Sarah, of Durham, New Hampshire. Charles Schaier and Siena Schaier are cousins from Durham, New Hampshire.
Kaylee’s Life Celebration will be place at the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole, on Sunday, November 20, 2022, from 2 to 5 PM. Kaylee’s funeral will be place on Monday, November 21, 2022, at 11 a.m., at The Original Congregational Church of Wrentham, 1 East St. Wrentham, with burial at Wrentham Center Cemetery. Donations in place of flowers can be directed to: SAVE.org was one of the country’s first suicide prevention organizations.