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Rachel Helen Burkett

November 10, 1936 ~ December 15, 2020

Rachel is survived by her loving husband of almost 30 years, Wayne R Burkett Sr; 5 sisters, 3 brothers, 4 daughters; Michelle Cohen and her husband Allen, Roxanne Reel, Darlene Martorelli and husband Marc, Bobbie-Jo Carnevalle and husband Kenny; 3 sons: Malcolm Martin and wife Rose, Greg Chapman, Wayne Burkett Jr and wife Kelly; 17 Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Michael Martin. Rachel was an LPN and cared for many Seniors throughout her career. She was known as Grandma Rachel to the many children who attended her daycare. She will forever be in the hearts of many. Rachel (KG4SLU) obtained her Amateur Radio license and assisted her husband Wayne (KA1VRF) with numerous facets of the hobby. Rachel loved her cat Bella and the many pets she had over the years. She enjoyed RVing and traveling to New England to visit all of her family. It was a life well lived.

Any donations would be appreciated to either Nurse on Call Vero Beach and/or Hospice of Indian River County and the family thanks you in advance.

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Darlene martorelli

December 17, 2020, 6:50 pm

Love my mom foever


December 18, 2020, 1:17 am

Forever in our hearts.
We love you gram


December 18, 2020, 2:31 am

I love you grandma you will be deeply missed by lots.

Jodi Smith

December 18, 2020, 6:51 am

A very special lady… Warm heart smile that lit up a room.. will be truly kissed


December 18, 2020, 6:52 am

A special woman.. will be truly missed


December 19, 2020, 12:10 am

I love you Grandma. I’m sorry that I couldn’t make it to say goodbye in person. You will always hold a special place in my heart.
Thank you for welcoming my husband with open arms into the family.

Donna Duncan

December 19, 2020, 4:01 am

I have known Rachel for many many years. One of my days I went to the house to visit, she was sitting outside sunning herself with her bra and shorts on, and she asked me to join her. I could not do that. We sat there sunning ourselve and fell asleep. She always had a smile, was funny, and loved her family and animals. She will be deeply missed. RIP.

Ronald Tagg

December 21, 2020, 1:25 am

I really enjoyed visiting with Rachel at the National Weather Service events. Prayers going out to you Wayne, KA1VRF, and your family.
Ron Tagg

Joseph Lenartiene

December 21, 2020, 1:50 am

My condolences to the family. Rachel was a special lady. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed

Christy & Robert McLaughlin

December 21, 2020, 11:39 pm

I was fortunate enough to connect with Rachel through a wish on the Wish Upon A Hero website and we corresponded with letter & postcards from our various travels over the last 16 years. I was LUCKY enough to finally meet her last year on our trip around the USA and she called me her “Birthday Present” as it was close to that day. We had a lovely visit, enjoyed dinner (thanks Chef Wayne) and shared laughs! She was a delightful person and I was truly blessed to have had her in my life. Sincere condolences to her entire family!

Dennis & Judy King

December 22, 2020, 2:57 pm

Our condolences to Wayne and the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dennis C King

December 22, 2020, 3:04 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne and the whole family.
Den (KN4NPE) & Judy King

Diane Fontaine

January 2, 2021, 2:44 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Rachel. She was blessed to have such a devoted husband who took such wonderful care of her!
Diane PT

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