Joseph Francis Burke

April 4, 1930June 22, 2018

Joseph Francis Burke, 88, of Sandwich, passed away on June 22, 2018 in Hingham. He was the husband of the late Delia A. (Earner) Burke and son of the late Joseph Leo and Mary A. (McInerney) Burke; he is survived by his sister Marie A. Dower of Rockland, MA and many nieces and nephews. Joe was very active in his parish of Corpus Christi and St. Peter's in Sandwich; he enjoyed reading at the Canal; dining out with friends; and digging into one of his favorites, a huge lobster roll. He had a great sense of humor and will be sorely missed by many. A funeral service will be held on Saturday June 30th at Nickerson-Bourne Funeral Home, 154 RT. 6A in Sandwich, MA. Burial will follow at St. Peters Cemetery. For directions and online condolences please visit


  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, June 30, 2018

Joseph Francis Burke

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Judith Galante (Luzenski)

July 19, 2018

The Burke's were my next door neighbors in Center Valley. It was always between their dog "Penny" and I as to who would be in the pool first each year. Mr. Burke kept a record on the door in their shed of the date and who was first. Penny had a higher tolerance for cold water and didn't mind the cover on the pool, so she usually won! I would know I could hear Mr. Burke yelling "Penny, get out..." with a few chosen words for the dog for busting through the porch screen...again. Many great memories with them they are together again. Always a smile in my heart with the Burkes. God bless and thank you for being a part of what makes "Me" today.
Love always,

Debbie Stanley

July 16, 2018

Mr. Burke was a remarkable person! I enjoyed listening to all his stories and could visualize the sights he saw. His love and devotion to his wife renewed my faith! I will truly miss him, but will remain grateful for all he shared.