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Joseph Raymond Burke

1957-2013 PITTSFIELD Joseph Raymond Burke, 56, of 124 Fort Hill Avenue died peacefully at home on Saturday June 29, 2013.

Born in Pittsfield, on March 13, 1957 to the late Raymond F. and Helen Stack Burke, Joe graduated from Taconic High School in 1975 and would later become a proud member of local #473 Laborers' Union for 28 years. During those years he worked for J.H. Maxymillian, A.J. Virgilio Construction, and GO Services. He retired in 2012.

Joe lived life on his own terms. He enjoyed a hard day's work, a good laugh, and time spent with family and friends. His happiest hours were spent outdoors; hiking, fishing, and hunting were favorite pastimes. He was gifted with a quick wit, practiced yankee ingenuity, and held the secret to baking the best chocolate brownies.

This one of a kind brother left many happy memories for sisters Donna L. Myers of North Adams, Susan F. Brown of Niantic, Conn., Ellen K. Carlo(William) of Pittsfield, and Anne M. Fredrickson(Eric) of Lancaster, Mass. His nephew and nieces, Bryan M. Carlo, Karen L. Carlo, Katherine L. Mazsuronis, Elizabeth A. Jois, and Claire A. Fredrickson will miss his warmth and ready smile.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Joseph R. Burke, 56, of Pittsfield who died June 29, 2013 will be held Wednesday at 10:30 AM from the DERY FUNERAL HOME in Pittsfield followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mark Church celebrated by the Rev. David Auferurio, parochial vicar. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 9:30AM to 10:30 AM prior to the funeral at the Dery Funeral Home.

Memorial donations in memory of Joe may be made to the St. Jude Children's Hospital or to Hospice Care in the Berkshires both in care of the DERY FUNERAL HOME, 54 Bradford St. Pittsfield, MA 01201.



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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 1, 2013
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