Eileen Burke

October 2, 1914March 31, 2014

Eileen “Nell” Waterbury Burke of Greenwich, CT passed away peacefully on March 31, 2014 at the age of 99. She was born to Rose Seery and Harrison Waterbury in Greenwich on October 2, 1914. Sister to Harrison Waterbury Jr. (deceased), retired Fire Chief of Cos Cob. Beloved wife of Thomas C. Burke (deceased), retired Deputy Police Chief of Greenwich. She is survived by her daughter Beverly Burke Siemon of Riverside, Thomas C. Burke Jr. and wife Kathleen of Cos Cob, Brian H. Burke and wife Bonnie of Madison, CT, former son in law Stephen A. McCabe of Rye, NY, former daughter in law Joan Chiapetta Burke of Rowayton, CT, nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren; niece Eileen W. Freebairn of Bethel, CT, nephew Harrison Waterbury and his wife Geraldine of Sandy Hook, CT and their families. A wake will be held on Wed. April 2 from 4 to 8pm at Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home on Arch Street in Greenwich. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, April 3 at 11am at St. Agnes Church at 247 Stanwich Road in Greenwich. A reception will follow at the Church. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 2, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, April 3, 2014

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April 3, 2014

To the Burke family, your mom will be dearly missed by the Intrieri Family. We grew up with all of you and your mom was always special to us. She always had a smile and hug for me. We have great memories and stories we will hold close to our hearts. Ann (Intieri) DAndrea and Helen Intrieri

April 2, 2014

Dear Brian, I was so sorry to hear of you Moms passing . You all will be in my prayers and Mom too. May she reat in Peace! Sr.Annemarie Kiah

April 2, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers to the Burke family at this time. Nell was a great gal and she will be missed. Loved her fiesty spirit. Bunny and Rob Hone

Gordon Darrow

April 2, 2014

My sincere condolences to the Burke Family - they were a devoted and respected couple in the Greenwich Police Family so many years ago.

Barbara Ritch Fortunato

April 2, 2014

The burkes were our neighbors,They were very sweet people May they rest in peace With sincere Sympathy

April 2, 2014

The passing of Grandma Burke is sad news. I am very grateful for the tremendous amount of love and happiness that she brought to this world. Her soul lives on in the lives of her children and grand children who continue to make the world a better place.

I wish her peace on her journey and comfort to her friends and family.

Buzzy & Rosemarie Chiappetta

April 1, 2014

Dear Tommy & Kathy,
So sorry to hear about your mother, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sincerely, Buzzy & Rosemarie

Dave Robbins

April 1, 2014

Tom & family; My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers and the fond memories of the old days in Greenwich are with you all.

John McNamee & Family

April 1, 2014

Our prayers and condolences to the Burke family.

Clare Gruendel

April 1, 2014

We have lost one of the best. Your love for your family and friends knew no bounds. You made us feel special and treasured. Thank you. Nell, you will live forever in our hearts. We will miss you so much.