Obituary: John E. Burke, Sr.

John E. Burke, Sr., at 80
John E., Burke, Sr., of Hull, died Jan. 21. He was 80.
Mr. Burke served the nation in the Navy during the Korean War. He was a proud, 26-year police officer in Brookline. He retired in 1988.
Mr. Burke enjoyed spending countless hours surrounded by his loving family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Beloved husband for 60 years of Shirley A. [Scott] Burke; he was the loving father of Donna M Burke of Norwood, Cheryl A. Cahoon and her husband, Glenn, of Norwood, Jake E. Burke, Jr. and his wife, Michele, of Hull, Brenda L. Frost and her husband, Jack, of Ellsworth, Maine. He also was the brother of Joseph W. Burke of Florida, Ronald J. Burke of Norwood, Kenneth J. Burke of Norwood, James L. Burke of Florida, and the late Albert Burke and Paul Burke. Mr. Burke leaves seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Friday, 4-8 p.m., in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, 809 Main St., South Weymouth. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon on Saturday at St. Ann’s Church, Hull. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451.
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