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James Alfred Burke

Male 1925 - 2012  (87 years)


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  • Name James Alfred Burke 
    Born 30 May 1925  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1935  Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1940  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military say 1943  [3
    He served his country in The North Atlantic and Pacific during WWII for the Navy, where he miraculously survived a 40? fall down a deck bulkhead.  
    Residence 1996  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 Aug 2012  Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Agency: Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer?s 
    Obituary 29 Aug 2012  [3
    Obituary for James A. Burke

    ATHOL - James A. Burke, 87 of 4 Estabrook Street, Athol, died Monday, August 27, 2012 in Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer?s, Wellesley, MA.

    He was born in Orange, on May 30, 1925, the son of the late James P. and the late Flora H. (Hunt) Burke of Athol.

    Mr. Burke attended school in Athol, Orange and Petersham. He served his country in The North Atlantic and Pacific during WWII for the Navy, where he miraculously survived a 40? fall down a deck bulkhead.

    After the war for many years, Mr. Burke drove car carriers for Anchor freight, distributing Chevy?s to dealerships around the country. He was honored as a teamster for driving more than a million consecutive miles without an accident.

    He was a member of Edward H. Phillips American Legion Post No. 102, Athol.

    Mr. Burke leaves four siblings: Dustin Burke of East Longmeadow, Joanne Berkowitz of Newton, Robert Burke of Easthampton and Susan Rosenthal of Bradford, VT.

    At his request, funeral services will be private.

    No calling hours are scheduled.

    For more information or to sign our online guest book please visit www.fiskemurphymack.com.

    Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home 1356 Main Street, Athol is directing arrangements.
     
    Person ID I1838  Delvee Family | Clan of Jonathan, Tribe of Bathsheba
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2018 

    Father James A. Burke,   b. 14 May 1903, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1978, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Flora Alice Hunt,   b. 26 Sep 1905, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1996, Newton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 08 Nov 1924  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shirley Howe 
    Children 
     1. Cheryl Burke
     2. Patricia Burke
     3. Kathleen Burke
     4. James Burke
     5. Jeffrey Burke
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F1093  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1925 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 4, while living with his parents. - 1930 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - Hudson, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded, age 14, while living with his parents. - 1940 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Estabrook Street - 1996 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Newton-Wellesley Alzheimer?s - 27 Aug 2012 - Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Town Clerk of Athol. Street List, Athol, Mass - 1996, (Athol, Massachusetts: Town of Athol, 1997).

    2. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).

    3. [S1134] Obituary of James A. Burke, (Athol, Massachusetts: Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 2012).
      Obituary of James A. Burke

    4. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).