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Joseph M. “Joe” Burke

Funeral services & Interment were held privately for Retired RPD Patrolman Joseph M. ”Joe” Burke, who passed away on Friday, Burke, JosephAugust 19th, surrounded by his loving family at Massachusetts General Hospital, following a brief illness. He was 86 years old.


Joe was born in Everett and raised in Revere. He was educated in the Revere Public Schools and was an alumnus of Revere High School, Class of 1949. Joe enlisted in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict and valiantly served his country. He was honorably discharged after his service and went onto join the Revere Police Department. In 1960, he married Blanche L. (King) of Chelsea. Joe remained a long time resident of Revere where he and his wife raised their 5 children. Joe went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice at Northeastern University, while working full time and being a dedicated husband & father. Joe was well respected by his peers and within his community. He was an avid golfer and Boston sports fan. Joe leaves behind a family that truly loved and adored him.


He is the beloved husband of 55 years to Blanche L. (King) Burke of Revere. Loving father of Lauretta A. Butler & her husband Robert of Weymouth, Diane M. Burke, Joseph M. Burke, Jr., Janice M. Meunier & her husband Joseph, and John H. Burke & his wife Sandra and cherished grandfather of John H. “JJ” Burke, Jr & Alexandra T. Burke, all of Revere. Dear brother of Priscilla Sanchez & her husband Edward of Wakefield and the late Barbara Lindskoog, Mary Halpin & Leo Burke. He is also lovingly survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces & grandnephews.


All Services and Interment were held Privately

Remembrances may be made to the First Congregational Church of Revere Food Pantry or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Ann DeLuca
    Sep 2 2020

    Mrs. Burke,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

    Ann DeLuca (Thistle)

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