William "Bill" Joseph Burke

September 17, 1936August 21, 2013
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William “Bill” Joseph Burke passed peacefully, August 21, 2013, at his home in Jupiter, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Laura Burke, daughters, Leslie Burke, Sabrina Brooks, Andrea Burke, and Samantha Burke. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Gabrielle Catanese, Christian Catanese and Austin Brooks, as well as his brother, Michael Burke and sister, Jean Matthews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Harriett Burke of St. Louis, Missouri and his brother, Father Jack Burke of O’Fallon, Missouri. Bill retired from a long career with Heritage Bag Company of Houston, Texas in 2001. He was a proud Navy Korean War Veteran. Bill coached youth basketball for JTAA and led his boys to win the championship in 2011. He also volunteered at All Saints Catholic School and was the unofficial “go-to” guy for the Junior League of the Palm Beaches Headquarters Office. Bill loved his family, his Siberian Husky-Yoda, NFL football, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, golf and the Mustang convertible he got for his 76th birthday. He was a connoisseur grill- master for many family events. But above all else he received tremendous joy from being an active grandfather. He was loving, generous and supportive to so many. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. The family would like to extend a thank you to all the doctors, nurses and staff of the West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center for the loving care they provided. The memorial service will be held at Aycock- Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center, 1112 Military Trail, Jupiter, FL on August 26th at 11 AM. A private inurnment service will be held at a later date at the South Florida VA National Cemetery in Lake Worth, Florida. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.


  • Visitation Monday, August 26, 2013
  • Memorial Service Monday, August 26, 2013

William "Bill" Joseph Burke

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Andrea Burke

September 17, 2016

Happy what would have been your big 8-0 birthday. We all got together today at Five Guys and ate a burger in your honor. Love and miss you.

August 21, 2016

It's been 3 years, and it never gets easier. I love you dad and miss you every single day.


August 21, 2015

We miss you and think of you often. I love you dad.

Andrea Burke

June 21, 2015

Another Father's Day without you. I miss how we used to celebrate with a cookout, silly cards and basketball and golf on t.v.! You are missed more than you will ever know. I thank you, dad, for being the best dad a girl could ever have asked for. I think of you all the time and pray for your soul. I love you.

Mayra J

June 15, 2015

Hi my name is Mayra and I am the daughter of Delfina, who actually cleaned your house when you and Mrs. Laura lived in Houston, TX for years before moving to Florida. It has been years and I am so sorry to hear about your loss because you were very good people, my mom has actually been trying to contact you and Laura for a very long time. It would be nice to hear from her and if your daughters are reading this my deepest condolences and I would really appreciate a contact info for your mom for my mom. You can email me at God bless you and your family

Andrea Burke

December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas Dad. I miss you every day but I know you are watching over us from above. Rest in peace and know that you are forever in my heart and on my mind. I love you.

Andrea Burke

August 22, 2014

Dad--It has been 1 year and it hasn't gotten any easier. I miss you so much. And I think of you every single day. Rest in peace.

Andrea Burke

June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day Dad! It's the first time in 50 years that I can't say that to you face to face, and I've already cried this morning realizing that. I think about you every single day and miss you more than you will ever know. I was so lucky to have such a great Dad, and I will always cherish those memories. May you rest in peace and remember how much you were loved.

Andrea Burke

December 25, 2013

Dad--This was the first Christmas Eve without you since I can remember and I'm really missing you. It just wasn't the same. I think of you every day and hope you are watching down on us and seeing how much you are loved. I will never forget all the things you did for me and what a wonderful dad you were. I love you with all my heart and miss you more than you can ever know.


December 14, 2013

Hi Grandpa!! Just wanted you to know we're thinking of you and hope you have a very Merry Christmas in the Heavens!
Love u!