Burke, William "Bill" Brennan RALEIGH, N.C. William Brennan Burke passed away Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, N.C., after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Albany on November 18, 1946 to Anabell and William Burke. Bill graduated from Guilderland High School before joining the U.S. Air Force. He held various roles in the insurance industry prior to his retirement in 2009. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Marianne; children, Alison, Adam, Michael and Meghan; sister, Sheila McGarity; nephew, Sean McGarity; niece, Tara McGarity and their families. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to bootyforbill.com, which will benefit cancer research. The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home, 7209 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh. His life will be celebrated with a Mass at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Road, Raleigh. Graveside services at Raleigh Memorial Park with military honors. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences and memories may be shared at MitchellatRMP.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 18, 2012