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Kimberly J. (Burke) Hoover

September 16, 1968 ~ June 23, 2021 (age 52)


Kimberly J. (Burke) Hoover, age 52, beloved wife of Michael Hoover, of Southport, CT, passed on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 after a heroic and inspirational battle with breast cancer. Born in Denville, NJ to Shaun T. and Loretta R. (Monchun) Burke, Kim grew up in Ridgewood, NJ. She attended Ridge School and Ridgewood High School before moving to Lancaster County, PA, where she would finish high school in Manheim Township. Kim would go on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Kim’s passion for teaching led her back to Ridge School in Ridgewood, this time as a teacher rather than a pupil. Upon beginning her own family, her career shifted to full-time “Momma Bear” to raise her adored sons, Charlie and Tommy. Once her boys grew older, Kim resumed teaching at the Southport Congregational Church Preschool. Kim was a fitness enthusiast, frequently playing tennis and going on daily runs. She volunteered for the Fairfield Junior League and was also a member of the Bellarmine Society of Fairfield Preparatory School. In addition to her beloved husband, Mike, Kim is survived by two cherished sons, Charlie and Tommy Hoover; adoring parents, Shaun and Loretta Burke of Old Saybrook, CT;  loving in-laws, Bob and Pat Hoover of Naples, FL; caring sister, Kristy McGrath of Marblehead, MA; and devoted brother, Shaun Burke, Jr. of Lancaster, PA. Friends and family are invited to gather on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 5:00pm-8:00pm at the Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1719 Post Road, Fairfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Kim’s memory to the Southport Congregational Preschool, P.O. Box 366, Southport, CT 06890. To leave an online condolence, please visit

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June 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Spear Miller Funeral Home
39 South Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

Mass of Christian Burial
June 29, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Thomas Aquinas Church (Fairfield)


Southport Congregational Preschool
PO Box 366, Southport CT 06890
Tel: 1-203-255-1312

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