- June 16, 1925 - February 1, 2013
- Easton, Massachusetts
of Edward's Passing
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“Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was always a Gentleman to work with. He will be missed. My condolences to your family. Bill
1 of 7 | Posted by: Bill Lonergan - Hanson, MA
“Rest in Peace, uncle Eddy. The entire family is in my thoughts and prayers. <3
2 of 7 | Posted by: Margaret Burke - Jamaica Plain, MA
“My heart felt condolences go out to my friends. Jamo Susan and their children Jimmy, Susie, Mike and granddaughter Charlotte. Jay
3 of 7 | Posted by: Jay Quigley - natick, MA - Friend
“The world has lost a great man. He did so much for so many. He lived a life of integrity and honor to his family, his country,and his God. After...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Peg and Steve McKay - Plymouth, MA
“Our deepest condolences to all of you. We have many fond memories of our dear Uncle Eddie over the years, may he rest in peace.
Love, Theresa, Joe,...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Theresa M Kavanagh - Dedham, MA
“Susan and I, as well Grandpa's three grandchildren: Susie, Jimmy and Mikey, are heartbroken at the loss of a father who personified dignity,...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: James Burke - Milton, MA - Son
“We are very sorry to learn of Mr. Burke's passing. He was a "gentle"man in every sense of the word. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers....Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Grace and Jerry McMann - Quincy, MA
EASTON----Edward A. Burke, 87, a resident of Easton for the past 36 years, died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Blue Hill's Alzheimer's Care Center in Stoughton after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Maureen (Sullivan) Burke for 42 years.
Born in Bracklagh, Ireland on June 16, 1925, a son of the late Thomas and Delia (Farrel) Burke, he was raised and educated
in Ireland. Edward arrived in the US in 1948 at the age of 23, moving to Roxbury.
He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War and served as a
private. Edward moved to Easton in 1976 and was employed for 33
years in processing at the US Postal Annex in South Boston.
A charter member of the Holy Cross Church in Easton, he was a member
of the Massachusetts Citizen's for Life, the VFW Post 2547 in Easton, the Irish
Social Club of West Roxbury and the Irish Cultural Center in Canton.
Edward enjoyed spending his winters in Venice, FL since 1992 and his
hobbies included reading newspapers, gardening, and trips to Green
Harbor beach in Marshfield.
In addition to his wife Maureen, he is survived by four children, Maureen
Burke of Baltimore, MD., Kevin Burke of Wrentham, James Burke of Milton
and Edward Burke of VA.; his siblings, Christopher Burke of Watertown,
Vincent Burke of NY., and Regina Burke of Ireland; three grandchildren,
Andrew Burke, Dylan Burke and Kaylee Burke; and several nieces and
nephews. He was also the brother of the late Thomas Burke, Gerald Burke,
Patrick Burke, Margaret O'Malley, Michael Burke, Maureen Coughlin and
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from Kane
Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton,
on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church,
Easton, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury.
Visiting hours on Monday from 5-8 p.m. Donations in Edward's memory may be
sent to the VFW Post 2547, PO Box 103, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions and
condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com