Leo P. Gallagher & Son Funeral Home

31 Arch Street, Greenwich, CT


Kieran J. Burke

September 12, 1926March 15, 2020

Kieran J. Burke, resident of Greenwich, CT, passed peacefully on March 15th, 2020. Born in Manhattan in 1926, Kieran was the eldest of three sons of NYPD hero P.O. Joseph P. Burke (killed in the line of duty in 1932) and his courageous widow, Mary Emily Burke (nee McCarthy). Kieran and his brothers, Joseph and John, grew up in the South Bronx and Rockaway Beach. He graduated from St. Ann’s Academy, now Archbishop Molloy H.S.

Himself a highly decorated NYPD Detective and Sergeant, Kieran served New York City for over 33 years – much of his career at the 44th precinct in the Bronx. A US Navy veteran of WWII and Korea, he was a very proud Seabee.

Kieran married his Veronica, the love of his life, in 1952 and together they raised their family in Pearl River, NY. Kieran and Vera retired to Boynton Beach, FL where they lived for 25 years. He loved to swim, read and play cards with Vera. Veronica predeceased him in 2014 after 62 years of marriage. Kieran missed her every day thereafter.

Kieran is survived by four children: Michael (Susan), Ann Marie, Kieran, and Veronica Thomas (Richard); eight grandchildren: Kieran Burke, Clare Swanson (Peter), Anna Mongan (William), James Burke, Emma Burke, Terence Burke, Connor Thomas, and Jacqueline Thomas; three great grandchildren: Adeline Swanson, Beverly Swanson and Cillian Mongan.

Owing to the pandemic crisis, arrangements will be announced at a later date.


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Kieran J. Burke

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