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Marengo-Union Funeral Home

505 East Grant Highway, Marengo, IL

OBITUARY

Joseph Francis Burke

December 27, 1940June 18, 2019
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Joseph Francis Burke, 78, passed away on June 18, 2019. He was born December 27, 1940 in Chicago, IL to John Joseph and Blanche Daly Burke. He was the devoted and loving husband of 56 years to Barbara (nee Ciborowski). He was the cherished father of Catherine Eileen (Steve) Mueller, Thomas Edward Burke, and James Edmund (Megan) Burke. He was the proud grandfather of Alexandra Brooke, Genevieve Stella Rose, Christian Scott, and McKinley Elizabeth. He was the dear brother of Sheila (Ray) Angelo and Michael Burke. Fond uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: John, Richard, Patrick, Robert, Mary, Blanche and Dennis. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 225 Michigan Avenue #1200 Chicago, 60601. Memorial Gathering and Service on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 500 E. Grant Highway, Marengo, IL, from 10am-1pm with a Memorial Service at 11am. For information call the Funeral Home at (815) 568-8131.

  • FAMILY

  • Barbara (nee Ciborowski) Burke, Wife
  • Catherine Eileen (Steve) Mueller, Daughter
  • Thomas Edward Burke, Son
  • James Edmund (Megan) Burke, Son
  • Alexandra Brooke, Genevieve Stella Rose, Christian Scott, and McKinley Elizabeth, Grandchildren
  • Sheila (Ray) Angelo, Sister
  • Michael Burke, Brother
  • He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: John, Richard, Patrick, Robert, Mary, Blanche and Dennis.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 29, 2019

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Biography

Joseph Francis Burke, 78, passed away on June 18, 2019. He was born December 27, 1940 in Chicago, IL to John Joseph and Blanche Daly Burke. He was the devoted and loving husband of 56 years to Barbara (nee Ciborowski). He was the cherished father of Catherine Eileen (Steve) Mueller, Thomas Edward Burke, and James Edmund (Megan) Burke. He was the proud grandfather of Alexandra Brooke, Genevieve Stella Rose, Christian Scott, and McKinley Elizabeth. He was the dear brother of Sheila (Ray) Angelo and Michael Burke. Fond uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings: John, Richard, Patrick, Robert, Mary, Blanche and Dennis.