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.