Registered Nurse was devoted to her children

Published November 5, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Wendy Elizabeth (Weisse) Burbine, RN, of Manchester, N.H., formerly of North Reading, Mass., passed away peacefully Saturday evening October 24, 2020 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack after a long and valiant battle against breast cancer. She was 55.

Wendy was born January 18, 1965. She was the daughter of the late Annette M. (Centorino) and Harold L. Weisse Jr.  At North Reading High School, Wendy was an accomplished two-sport athlete, French horn player, award-winning drum major, and talented singer and actress in the Masquers Club.  After graduating in 1983, Wendy went on to earn her associate’s degree in Nursing from Middlesex Community College, ultimately achieving her BS in Nursing from UNH in 1998.

Wendy enjoyed a successful 30-year career as a Registered Nurse at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Elliott Hospital in Manchester, and Parkland Medical Center in Derry. At Parkland she was a highly regarded labor and delivery nurse, and began working on her Nurse Practitioner degree before falling ill.

Wendy’s greatest joy in life was her role as mother to her three children, with whom she enjoyed hiking, mountain climbing, bowling and attending King Richard’s Faire in Carver, Mass. every year.

She is survived by her devoted partner, Darren Starr, and three children: Michael, Harry, and Victoria Burbine; her sister, Susan Powers-Fitzpatrick (Sean); her brother, Steven Weisse (Carol); and nieces, a nephew, and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held for her family. A virtual service will be held online at a later date.

Arrangements are in the care of the Farwell Funeral Service, 18 Lock St., Nashua, N.H. To leave an online message of condolence, please visit