Therese Burke
FUNERAL HOME
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
1305 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA
Therese E. (Reilly) Burke of Needham, May 24, 2021. Beloved wife of the late William T. Burke who also passed away May 24, 2021. Devoted mother of Marie (Burke) Keyes of Canton, William Burke (Deborah) of Norwood, Robert Burke (Jeanne) of Millis and the late Rynn Burke (Beth) of St. Paul. Proud and loving grandmother of Harrison, Aidan and Colin Keyes, William and Christopher Burke, and Allison Burke. Sister of Gerald Reilly (Frances) of Nashua N.H. Predeceased by her parents Edward L. Reilly and Oville Reilly and siblings Lawrence, Eileen, Alice and John. She also leaves many loving nieces, nephews and friends. A resident of Needham for more than 50 years, Therese was a member of the Needham Democratic Town Committee, was active in town politics and was an enthusiastic volunteer to many town organizations. A graduate of BostonState Teachers College (BA) and of Regis College (MA), Therese was a passionate teacher and advocate and was employed by the Needham Public Schools for many years. Visiting hours at the George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, 1305 Highland Ave. Needham, on Monday, June 7, from 4-7pm. Funeral service on Tuesday, June 8 at 11am in the Funeral Home. Interment in Mass. National Cemetery, Bourne. For online guestbook, gfdoherty.com. Funeral arrangements by George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home, Needham.
Published by The Needham Times from May 29 to Jun. 3, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jun
7
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
1305 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA
Jun
8
Funeral service
11:00a.m.
George F. Doherty & Sons Funeral Home
1305 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA
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Daniel J. Burke
June 8, 2021
Theresa and Bill, one never without the other, wherever they attended a meeting or event. Both Liberal Dem's, fully in line with my own political thinking. Bill had been a radio operator while in service, as had I, so henever he bumped into me, or saw me , he had a standard greeting to me, didy dum dum didy, and I would reply, didah didah. Terry, having her years of experience with the handicapped in the school system, was a person after my own heart, as she well knew.. The two of you have completed your journey, in this our lives. We knew you, understood you, shared happy campaigns together, as well as unsatisfied ones. May your children and grandchildren follow those qualities in both of you that WE, ALL, admired so much in each of you. Thank you for your friendship, and our so many conversation together. Sumner Fanger
Sumner Fanger
Friend
June 7, 2021
I had Miss Burke for 11th grade English and she had the greatest impact on me for a teacher through all my years of school including college. I was one of her weaker students and she pushed me in a way that really thought me how to understand writing better. To this day I credit her for my success in college. I had the chance to run into her a few years ago and finally had the chance to tell her this and it was such a wonderful feeling to share this with her. She may have not been the most warm and fuzzy teacher however she really truly cared for her students and loved teaching!!! Thank you Miss Burke :)
Kim
Student
May 29, 2021
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