John Francis BURKE
BURKE – John Francis, age 89, of Southport, CT, formerly of Huntington, Long Island, beloved husband of the late Irene Mary Burke, passed away peacefully on Veteran’s Day, Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Carolton Convalescent Hospital in Fairfield, CT.
Born in New York City the son of the late John and Mary Burke, he lived for many years in Huntington, prior to moving to Connecticut to be closer to his grandchildren.
Mr. Burke served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, after which he attended Manhattan College where he co-captained a championship varsity basketball team. John was a retired New York City Physical Education schoolteacher, remaining active in sports throughout his life and was a loyal fan of the NY Yankees and NY Giants. He was a proud veteran and it is fitting that he entered into eternal rest on Veteran’s Day.
Survivors include two beloved children, Karen F. Monahan and her husband Tommy of Southport and Kevin T. Burke and his partner Matthew Chrichella of New York City; two cherished grandchildren, Patrick Burke Monahan and Siobhan Kathleen Monahan. In addition to his wife Irene, he was predeceased by a son, John F. Burke, Jr.; his twin sister Gloria and other siblings, Margaret, Marion and Mickey.
Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Ave., Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff at the Carolton Hospital for the compassion and care provided to Mr. Burke and his family throughout his stay there. The Spear-Miller Funeral Home, 39 South Benson Road, Fairfield is assisting the family with arrangements. For information or to sign an online guest register please visit http://www.SpearMillerFuneralHome.com
Published in Newsday on November 14, 2012
Burke, John Francis [MC???? RIP]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1949.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Burke, John Francis [MC1949 RIP]
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