TERRY MARK BURKE

BURKE, Rev. Terry Mark Age 61, or Roslindale, died surrounded by his family on Aug. 15. Born in Flint, Michigan, Terry came to the area in 1971 and never left. He graduated from Harvard College in 1975, and in 1982 he graduated from Harvard Divinity School, was ordained a Unitarian Universalist minister, and married Ellen McGuire. In January 1983 he began his ministry at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist, a small congreation where his wife was organist, which Terry led for 31 years through its revitalization.l Since retirement last summer, he has been Assisting Clergy at Trinity Episcopal Church in Canton. Terry loved to travel; he visited El Salvador and Nicaragua during the 1980s, studied icons and the Orthodox Church in St. Petersburg, Istanbul, the Sinai, and Venice, walked the Camino in 2012 with his daughter, Amelia, and twice visited Jersusalem to meet with religious leaders working for peace. Terry had a deep commitment to social justice; he worked with Jobs for Justice and Interfaith Worker Justice and on environmental issues, and was a Samaritan's phone volunteer. He is survived his brother, Tim and wife Cindy of Saginaw, Michigan; his wife, Ellen McGuire, three daughters, Willow and her wife Laura Hughes of Jamaica Plain, and Amelia and Lucyanna of Roslindale, and many close friends. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, at First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian Universalist. Donations may be made in Terry's memory to Samaritans or Jobs with Justice. Arrangements by Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home, 44 Perkins St., JAMAICA PLAIN, MA. Guestbook at mannandrodgers.com.

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Mann & Rodgers Funeral Home
44 Perkins Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-2500
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 18, 2015