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Walter J. Burke Jr.

July 22, 1929 June 9, 2019
Walter J. Burke Jr.
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Obituary for Walter J. Burke Jr.

Lt. Col. Walter J. Burke, Jr. USAF (Ret.) of Woburn, formerly of Lincoln died at age 89, on Sunday June 9, 2019 in Woburn.

He was the father of Marie A, Mitchum, Astoria, OR. and was predeceased by his wife of many years, Helen (Coward), and by his brothers Lt. Cdr. John P. Burke, USCG (Ret.) of Concord, and Fr. Vincent M. Burke S.V.D., Ghana. Mr. Burke is survived by his younger brother J. Kevin Burke, FSO (Ret.) of Buzzards Bay, and by his caring companion of over 20 years, Elizabeth Basile, and a well extended vibrant family of many loving grand and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A graduate of Boston College, and with an MA from UMass, Boston, Walter served for 23 years in the USAF with service in Korea and Vietnam. He was the long-term Command Pilot for the Electronic Systems Command at Hanscom AFB, and also was Hanscom Public Affairs and Safety Officer and USAF Liaison for the New England Civil Air Patrol (CAP).

Active in Concord, Lincoln, and Lexington community affairs, he was co-host of many Monument Square Association gatherings at the Colonial Inn.

A legendary joke teller, he kept all of his comedy routines rated G for over 60 years.
Walter was a frequent visitor to many patients at Emerson Hospital, bringing humor, good wishes, and pizzas to the Emerson staff and volunteers as well.

Visiting hours will be at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 9 to 10:15 AM followed by a funeral Mass at 10:30 am in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center.

Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA will follow the funeral Mass on Tuesday June 18th at 2:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.


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Visitation

Tuesday

18

Jun

9:00 AM 6/18/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:15 AM 6/18/2019 10:15:00 AM
Dee Funeral Home

27 Bedford Street
Concord, MA 01742

Visiting hours will be at the Dee Funeral Home, 27 Bedford Street, Concord Center on Tuesday June 18, 2019 from 9 to 10:15 AM

Dee Funeral Home
27 Bedford Street Concord 01742 MA
United States

Funeral Mass

Tuesday

18

Jun

10:30 AM 6/18/2019 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 6/18/2019 11:30:00 AM
Holy Family Parish

12 Monument Square
Concord, MA 01742

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday June 18th at 10:30 am in Holy Family Parish, Monument Square, Concord Center.

Holy Family Parish
12 Monument Square Concord 01742 MA
United States

Graveside Service

Tuesday

18

Jun

2:30 PM 6/18/2019 2:30:00 PM - 2:45 PM 6/18/2019 2:45:00 PM
Massachusetts National Cemetery

Connery Avenue
Bourne, MA 02532

Interment at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, MA will follow the funeral Mass on Tuesday June 18th at 2:30 PM. All are welcome to attend.

Massachusetts National Cemetery
Connery Avenue Bourne 02532 MA
United States
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