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Priscilla A. Sanchez

April 3, 1928 — November 27, 2023


Priscilla A. Sanchez


Priscilla A. Sanchez of Peabody, formerly of Wakefield, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27th at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.

She was born on April 3,1928 and was the daughter of Joseph M. and Lauretta (Gillis) Burke of Revere, MA.  She was a graduate of Revere High School and went to work at New England Telephone Company. 

She shared 70 years of marriage with the late Edward R. Sanchez and is survived by five children, Linda Sanchez of Venice, Florida, Karen Walsh and her husband Edward, of Woburn, Joyce Gangemi and her husband Dan, of Leland, N.C., Laurie Lane of Manchester by the Sea and Edward Sanchez and his wife Sharon, of Duxbury, Ma. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by brothers and sisters; Joseph M. Burke, Leo S. Burke, Mary (Halpin) Burke, Barbara (Lindskoog) Burke. 

Priscilla dedicated her adult life to her husband and family.  She was happiest when spending time with her family and relaxing at her favorite place on Cape Cod.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph Church, 173 Albion St., Wakefield on Wednesday, December 6 at 10am. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., Wakefield on Tuesday from 4-7pm. Interment, Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield. 

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be sent to Care Dimensions, Ste. B-102, 75 Sylvan St, Danvers, MA 01923 or online at

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