David Burke

BURKE, DAVID E. David E. Burke, beloved husband of Beverly Berger Burke of Branford, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at the Hospital of St. Raphael. Mr. Burke was born in Jamaica, NY March 31, 1930, son of the late Stephen and Grace Baker Burke. He served in the U. S. Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was a graduate of New England College, where he played soccer. Dave was a Real Estate broker and was the owner of Weichert Realtors, Shoreline Properties in Branford. He was a longtime member of the Middlesex Shoreline, Connecticut, and the National Associations of Realtors. Dave was a communicant of St. Mary Church in Branford, a commissioner at the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter and was an active member of the Branford Lions Club. He was also an avid golfer and gardener. Besides his wife, Dave is survived by his children, Bryan M. Burke (Jill Sperandeo) of Carlsbad, CA, Stephen P. Burke (Ann) of Branford, Tracy Burke (Chuck Conti) of Branford, and Amy Biehayn (Chuck Paige) of Sparta, NJ; his grandchildren, Hayden, Tyler, Chase, Patrick and Sarah Burke and Bryan Biehayn, and a nephew and nieces, and his faithful dog, Aurie. He was predeceased by his brother John Burke. Relatives and friends may call Sunday from 4 – 7 PM at the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 244 North Main St., Branford, and are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10:00 am in St. Mary Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to the Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter, 749 East Main St., Branford, or to the Branford Lions Club, P. O. Box 406, Branford, CT 06405. For directions and online memorial see www.wsclancy.com.

Funeral Home

Clancy & Sons Funeral Home
244 N. Main Street Branford, CT 06405
203-488-3414
Published in The New Haven Register on Jan. 3, 2014