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Taya Mackenzie (Granger) Burke

Born: Fri., Jan. 31, 1997
Died: Wed., May 13, 2020


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Taya M. Burke, 23, of Camden, NY passed away May 13, 2020.  Taya was a sweet, innocent, spunky little girl with long locks of beautiful hair. She lit up the room with smile and laughter. Being in her presence made you smile too. Her love for life was infectious. She was always seen with her baby doll in tow, a natural born “Momma”. She matured into a beautiful, young mother, exactly what she was always meant to be, and she passed on her kind, loving soul to her perfect little girls.  Addiction changed all that. It took away our sweet little girl. It silenced the laughter. It dimmed her shine. Taya lost her battle with addiction, and with that we lost a piece of ourselves. Yet somehow, we are so much more for having her in our lives. We love you Tate, until we meet again.

     Taya was born January 31, 1997 in Oneida, NY, a daughter of Gregory S. Granger and Kimberley Gardner. She was a 2014 graduate of Camden High School where she was active in cheerleading, both in Football and Basketball. She most recently worked as a CNA for Rome Memorial Hospital.

     Surviving are her parents, Kimberley & Jason Kahler, Camden, NY, Gregory & Lisa Granger, Rome, NY, her husband, Robert ‘Bobby’ Burke, two lovely daughters, Miyah and Arabella Burke, Williamstown, NY, her grandparents, Connie Gardner, Williamstown, NY, Patricia Landry, Westmoreland, NY, Marvin & Sherry Granger, North Bay, NY, Linda & John Oppenheim, Ilion, NY, James & Cindy Kahler, Little Falls, NY, four sisters, Lindsey & Jimmy Spencer, Rome, NY, Brittany Granger, Westmoreland, NY, Cinnamon Kahler and Autumn Kahler both of Camden, NY, three nephews; Mason, Ethan and Noah along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Taya was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Claude Gardner.

     Due to Covid-19 restrictions, funeral arrangements under the direction of LaRobardiere Funeral Home Inc. will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Taya’s name may be made to her daughters’ 529 College Fund by going to Ugift529.com and using gift codes P7A-619 for Arabella and K7B-G3R for Miyah.

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Angie & Matthew & Brooke Wood
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
Our hearts and love go out to Kim and Jay, Arabella and Miyah, along with their entire family...

Traci Grinnell
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
I'm so sorry for your lost,Taya was a sweet girl with beautiful daughters, Also being a mom of an addict I can relate, Sending you prayers and love to help you thru this!! R.I.P. beautiful

Your Great Aunt Crystal Gardner.
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
It was a very sad day when i heard the news. i was hoping she would beat this monster. Everyone has been blessed to have known her or had her in their life. She leaves behind 2 beautiful girls . Through them and family her beauty and life will live on. My prayers and love to all of you. Give my Brother, your papa and hug and kiss for me Taya. Your pain is forever gone now. Rest easy pretty Lady!

Victoria Britton
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
I am so very sorry on your Loss of Taya. My heart goes out to each and every one of her friends and her family members. If you need anything please let me know. Hugs to all of you.

Marty March
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Taya was a lovely, warm and caring young woman. I had the privilege of meeting her at Rome Hospital. It was easy to see how much she loved her little girls. You're all in my prayers.

Lisa Gardner Connolly
   Posted Thu May 14, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. Addiction takes too many of our bright lights away. My prayers are with all of you. 🙏🏻💔

Ed and Nancy Kahler
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Taya's passing. She loved her family dearly, as all loved her, miss her, and always will. May beautiful memories of Taya and the good times you shared give comfort in this difficult time. With our love and deep sympathy,
Eddie & Nancy

Jaiden Bustillo
   Posted Fri May 15, 2020
I’m praying for your family ❤️❤️
I’m praying for the girls❤️

Susan Kass Pomakoy
   Posted Sat May 16, 2020
m y thoughts and prayers are with you it was terrible and useless
death of a beautiful young women.
linda and john I'm so for your loss


Deena Merrill
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss. She is so beautiful. My prayers are flowing and hope that you are surrounded around family and friends that will help you through this difficult time.

Ibraheem Aljamal
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and all of your family.

john Klaboe
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss.

Lee Anne Galasso
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
What a terrible tragedy for your lovely family. I'm so very sorry to hear of Taya's passing. With deepest sympathy for you all, Lee Anne

Masaaki Miyamoto
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My most sincere condolences to you and your family.

Caleb Perry
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I'm so sorry for your family's loss.

Sean Brophy
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
My prayers and thoughts go out to you and especially her daughters. Addiction is awful; we have also lost a loved one recently, leaving behind two young sons, and continue the fight. My deepest sympathy, remember the good times.

Michael Schwarzlose
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
I know that this is a very difficult time for you and your family but I wanted you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Karen Bolster
   Posted Mon May 18, 2020
So sorry Kim n Jay n girls for your loss 💛 sending {{{hugs}}} n prayers 🙏🙏 n love to all of you

Theresa Monica family
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
So sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Or thoughts and prayers our with her family. Please know we our thinking of you with love in our hearts. .

sherry hendricks
   Posted Tue May 19, 2020
May you Rest in peace now Taya, you have been down a long painful road so many people loved you, rest knowing your mom and Bobby will take good care of your girls, fly high with the angels, i know you are dancing with the Angels. love you great aunt sherry.

Colin Kubera
   Posted Thu May 21, 2020
I’m extremely sorry to hear about the loss of Taya. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family, and wishing for the best for her daughters.

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