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William Burke of Valley Cottage passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on July 21, 2013. He was 82. Bill was born in the Bronx and was a resident of Valley Cottage for over 50 years. He was a retired NYC Police Captain and went on to a successful career as a Special Agent with the USDA. He proudly served his country as a Marine during the Korean War. Bill was predeceased by the woman he adored, his wife, Alice. He was also predeceased by his beloved daughter, Deborah Quinn. They are now our trio of Guardian Angels.
He is survived by his deeply loved sons, Bill Burke and his wife Theresa, Jim Burke and his wife Tricia, and Anthony Burke; his beloved daughters, Mary Burke and Elizabeth Burke-McNutt and her husband Peter. He is also survived by his six cherished grandchildren, Catherine, Tommy, Jim and his wife Megan, Will and his fiancee' Candace, Meghan and Patrick. Dad was greatly loved and his spirit will forever remain in our hearts.
The family will receive friends Wednesday 3-5pm and 7-9pm at the Higgins Funeral Home, 321 South Main St., New City, NY 10956. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Thursday 11am at St. Paul's Roman Catholic Church Congers, NY. Burial to follow at Gethsemane Cemetery Rockland Lake, NY.
Michael J. Higgins Funeral Home
321 South Main Street
New City, NY 10956
Published in the The Journal News on July 23, 2013