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JAMES M. BURKE Jr.

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JAMES M. BURKE Jr. Obituary
BURKE, James M., Jr. Of West Hartford, CT, aged 91, passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in West Hartford. Son of the late Verna and James M. Burke of Wakefield, MA, Jim was the loving husband of Joyce (Gandle) Burke to whom he was married for 64 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Bonnie of Northampton, MA and son, Kenneth of West Hartford, and his grandsons, Jeffrey and Douglas Warner of Northampton. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army in Normandy and the Rhineland. Jim worked as an insurance adjuster with the Maryland Casualty Company in West Hartford. He was an ardent chess enthusiast, and enjoyed weekly games at the Elmwood Community Center in West Hartford. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral mass at St. Thomas the Apostle Church (lower church), 872 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on Wednesday, July 27 at 10 a.m. Take the elevator from back parking lot to lower church. A reception will follow the mass in the church. Burial will be Thursday, July 28 at 1 p.m. in Fairview Cemetery, 200 Whitman Ave., West Hartford, with full military honors. Directions and online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.molloyfuneralhome.com
Published in The Boston Globe on July 24, 2016
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