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RICHARD FINN BURKE


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
RICHARD FINN BURKE Obituary
BURKE, Richard Finn Of Hingham, 88 years old died peacefully, Tuesday, April 1st at home with his wife and six children by his side after a long illness. He was a devoted and loving husband of Claire (Norton) Burke for 59 years. Richard is the brother of the late Katherine Giblin and Right Rev. Msg. Joseph Burke. He was born on March 1, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. Richard enjoyed summers on Cape Cod with his family, sailing, golfing, and reading. He was an avid runner and proud to have achieved first place in his 80+ bracket in the July 4th Hingham road race. He was immensely proud of his children and grandchildren. He espoused Christian principles his entire life and valued family above all. Richard was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He served valiantly in the US Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He attended Boston College High School, Kings Point and graduated from Boston College in 1950. He continued his education at Bentley University and Babson Graduate School. Richard was a financial controller for 28 years, an investment advisor and entrepreneur. Loving Father of Richard Burke of Stratham, NH, Kathy Wells of Hingham, Charles Burke of Hingham, John Burke and his wife Tracey Burke of Duxbury, Mary Claire and her Husband Brian Flaherty of Franklin, and Jay Burke and his wife Jennifer Burke of Norwell, and twelve loving Grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 10:00 am in Resurrection of Our Lord Church 157 Main St, Hingham. Burial will be in High Street Cemetery, 23 High Street, Hingham. Calling hours at the Pyne Keohane Funeral Home, 21 Emerald Street, Hingham will be on Tuesday, April 8, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. See www.Keohane.com or call 1-800-Keohane for directions and online condolences.
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 7, 2014
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