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AUBURN - Rose E. (Landry) Burda, 86, of 119 Providence St., Worcester, formerly of Stone Street in Auburn, died Thursday, Feb. 21, in St. Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center after an illness.

Her husband, Henry P. Burda, died in 1988. She leaves a brother, Horace Landry of Florida; a sister, Simone Pooler of Michigan; nieces and nephews. A daughter, Rosemary Burda, died in 1972. She was born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, daughter of Napoleon J. and Victoria A. (Langlois) Landry, and came to the United States as a child. She lived several years in Dexter, Maine, before moving to Worcester in 1950 and to Auburn in 1959. She graduated from N.H. Fay High School, Dexter, in 1933.

During World War II, Mrs. Burda was a secretary for Pratt and Whitney. While in Dexter, she was a dental assistant. She was a member of North American Martyrs Church and a founding member of the exercise program at the Auburn Senior Center, where she taught aerobics.

The funeral will be held Monday, Feb. 25, from Britton-Wallace Funeral Home, 91 Central St., with a Mass at 11 a.m. in North American Martyrs Church, 8 Wyoma Drive. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. A calling hour is 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to Lupus Foundation of Massachusetts, 40 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

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