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Edward A. Burke

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Edward A. Burke, 87, a resident of Easton for the past 36 years, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at Blue Hills Alzheimers Care Center in Stoughton after a lengthy illness. He was the husband of Maureen (Sullivan) Burke for 42 years. Born in Bracklagh, Ireland on June 16, 1925, a son of the late Thomas and Delia (Farrel) Burke, he was raised and educated in Ireland. Edward arrived in the US in 1948 at the age of 23, moving to Roxbury. He enlisted in the US Army during the Korean War and served as a private. Edward moved to Easton in 1976 and was employed for 33 years in processing at the US Postal Annex in South Boston. A charter member of the Holy Cross Church in Easton, he was a member of the Massachusetts Citizens for Life, the VFW Post 2547 in Easton, the Irish Social Club of West Roxbury and the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Edward enjoyed spending his winters in Venice, Fla. since 1992 and his hobbies included reading newspapers, gardening, and trips to Green Harbor beach in Marshfield. In addition to his wife Maureen, he is survived by four children, Maureen Burke of Baltimore, MD., Kevin Burke of Wrentham, James Burke of Milton and Edward Burke of VA.; his siblings, Christopher Burke of Watertown, Vincent Burke of NY., and Regina Burke of Ireland; three grandchildren, Andrew Burke, Dylan Burke and Kaylee Burke; and several nieces and nephews. He was also the brother of the late Thomas Burke, Gerald Burke, Patrick Burke, Margaret OMalley, Michael Burke, Maureen Coughlin and Frank Burke. The funeral was from Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 605 Washington Street (Rte.138) Easton, on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass in the Holy Cross Church, Easton, at 10 a.m. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury. Visiting hours were on Monday, Feb. 4, from 5 - 8 p.m. Donations in Edwards memory may be sent to the VFW Post 2547, PO Box 103, Easton, MA. 02356. For directions and condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com.

Published in Easton Journal from Feb. 3 to Feb. 10, 2013
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