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Edward M. Burke
  • In lieu of flowers donations in Edward's memory may be sent to the
  • Spence T. Brennan Scholarship Fund, Inc
    PO Box 981
    Lakeville, MA 02347

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“Eddie has always been a close and wonderful friend. I miss him terribly and I always will. He could light up the room with smiles and laughter. He...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: nancy otovic - danvers, MA

“Cheryl, I am so deeply sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was such a wonderful guy and although I haven't seen much of you for awhile, I truly feel...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Charlotte and Paul Stroedter - MA

“DEAR CHERYL,So very sorry for the loss of Ed, he was such a fantastic person. From the moment I first met him on Preston Drive in Meriden many years...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Elaine Biafore - Middletown, CT

4 of 40 | Posted by: ELAINE BIAFORE - MIDDLETOWN, CT

“Cheryl and the Burke FamilyWe are so saddened by the loss of Eddie. Gordon has a thousand good time memories of the "Purchase Street Burke boys"...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Marcia Luciano - Raynham, MA

“Yesterday was a nice, sad day. It was nice to see the many people my cousin Eddie had touched in a positive way. It was nice to hear new stories and...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Peter Regan - Hopkinton - Family

“Joe and family: So sorry for the sudden loss of your brother to a dreadful disease. ”
7 of 40 | Posted by: Carol and Ron Zenaro - Shrewsbury, MA

“Lee, sorry to hear of your brother's passing. ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara Peterson - South Easton, MA

“Cheryl and family,Debbie and I are so sorry for your loss. Ed was one of the nicest person I have ever known. I was glad to be able to help him...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Sam Savage - Stoughton, MA

“Cheryl, Emily and Julianna,I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. I know how your hearts are breaking and I pray that God...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Laura McKanna - St Petersburg, FL

“Cheryl, so sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with your all at this time. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: MaryFrances Burke - Somerville, MA

“Cheryl,So sorry to about the passing of your husband.My prayers are with you and your family. ”
12 of 40 | Posted by: Deb Thielen Zavarella - berlin, CT

“Eddy's handsome smile and laugh has been and will always be embedded in my soul. Eddy was very funny and enjoyed being happy, being around Eddy for...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Kris Zenaro - Sutton

“Dear Cheryl, Julianna & Emily,I am so sorry for you loss. I had the great fortune of sitting next to Ed when I first started in the Southeast region...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Jen Viveiros - Taunton, MA

“To the Burke Family, I want to express my deepest sorrow and sympathy.Although this will be a difficult time for all of you, please take comfort in...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Gregory Fulgione - Franklin, MA

“Dear Cheryl, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I wish you peace, comfort and strength to get through this. Fondly, Jennifer. ”
16 of 40 | Posted by: Jennifer Fitts Agnes - Redding, CT

“Our hearts ache for you, Cheryl, Julianna and Emily! We love you all and are keeping you in our prayers for peace and grace! God be with you...Read More »
17 of 40 | Posted by: Miriam and Ed Harkey - FL

“To all of the Burke family I send my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God bless you all! ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: Jenny Senier - Bossier City, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow, may God Bless. I am an old neighbor, friend and baby sitter. ”
19 of 40 | Posted by: Carol (Bolster) Gay - Cape Cod, MA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Burke family. May God watch over and bless you all through this difficult time. ”
20 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Cahill - Quincy, MA

“Condolences to the Burke family on Eddie's passing - a good person that I remember fondly. ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Anne & Larry Spellman - MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I worked with him over the years (since 1998) through my work as conservation agent for several towns. He...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Tricia Cassady - Middleboro

“To Cheryl & Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Ed was a great guy with a big heart. I'll miss the laughs and conversations we had at work. May...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Ramos - New Bedford, MA

“To Julianna and family, My deepest and most heartfelt condolences go out to you at this time. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Atia DeRosa - Mansfield - Friend

“My sympathy goes to Cheryl and family. I knew Ed when I worked at DEP SERO and enjoyed our conversations and his sense of humor. He was so proud of...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Edith DeMello - South Dartmouth, MA

“Cheryl, Julianna, and Emily, I am so sorry hear that Ed has passed. He truly was the finest person I have ever worked with. He was always upbeat and...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Ellie Donovan - abington, MA

“Dear Cheryl,Julianna,and Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful family and are so devoted and took such good care of Ed it...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Conklin - Weymouth, MA

“As an environmental attorney, I worked with Ed on many cases. He was a gentleman, patient, wise and a protector of Mother Gaea. I and many will...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: John Shea - Stoughton, MA

“So sorry for the family of Ed. We met in NERO when we both started the same week in 1984. He was so nice and we became friends immediately. ...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Ben Fish - Agawam, MA - Coworker

“My deepest sympathy to Ed's family. I worked with Ed for many years and had a great friendship. I will miss him so much. ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Laura Black - Middleboro, MA

“Cheryl, I so sorry for your loss ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Susan Martin - Cromwell, CT

“Dear Cheryl,Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your daughters. Ed was a good man, husband and father. He touched hearts and live a good life...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Nellie Marchinkoski - Portland, CT

“Cheryl and family, sorry to hear of Ed's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: Judy Allen - Easton, MA

“I will always remember Ed as someone who was never afraid of the unknown. Ed was such a brave soul. He had so much joy for life. He had so much...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: Elza Bystrom - Bourne, MA

“This life is not an end.There is a sequel lies beyond.As invisible as the wind,As positive as sound. ”
35 of 40 | Posted by: MICHAEL REGAN - Sanbornton,, NH

“Cheryl Jules and Emily. There are no words that I can say to take away your pain, for if there were I would certainly say them. Ed was an energetic...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Carol Finn - Raynham, MA

“Cheryl, Julianna and Emily, please accept my most sincere condolences. May God comfort you. Ed was such a great guy. You are in my thoughts and...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Tena Davies - Edgartown, MA

“May The good Lord bless all of you as you grieve the passing of Ed. He was the best of the best. Always a smile for everyone he met. He will be...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Terri Hurlburt - Grand Haven, MI

“So sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers. Peace ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: Michael Rowan - Quincy, MA

“There are no words to express how sorry we are to lose Ed except to say that we are better for having known him. He has left Footprints on Our...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Tricia Kelly - South Easton, MA

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EASTON——Edward M. Burke, 57, of Easton, died Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Season's Hospice in Milton. He was the husband of Cheryl A. (Rollish) Burke for 26 years.

Born in Brockton, a son of the late Leon V. and M. Patricia (Regan) Burke, he was raised in Easton and was a 1978 graduate of Oliver Ames High School. Edward continued his education at Dean Junior College graduating with an associates degree. Edward transferred to UMass Amherst where he earned a Bachelor's of Science.

He was employed as an environmentalist for 32 years with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts DEP Southeast Region office.

He was a communicant of the Holy Cross Church in Easton. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 238 of Easton. He enjoyed golfing, biking, and hiking but his true love was spending time with family.

A founding committee member and active volunteer of the Spence T. Brennan Scholarship Fund of Lakeville, he was also an active volunteer with the Lutheran Church of the Way in Raynham assisting with the yearly mission golf tournament to Alaska.

In addition to his wife Cheryl, he is survived by two daughters, Julianna Burke and Emily Burke both of Easton; three brothers, Lee V. Burke of Raynham, James M. Burke and his wife Maura of Braintree, and Joseph F. Burke and his wife Carolyn of Sutton; his mother-in-law, Frances (Brauer) Rollish of CT., and her late husband Albert; an aunt, Dorothy Sullivan of Needham; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Frederick Burke.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Friday at 10:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 11:00 a.m. Visiting hours on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Edward's memory may be sent to the Spence T. Brennan Scholarship Fund, PO Box 981, Lakeville, MA. 02347. For directions and condolences visit