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“It was an honor and privilege to get to know and care for Jimmy. I will miss his upbeat attitude and graceful smile. Best,Nina Abelowitz, Nurse...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Nina A - Concord, MA

“Jean,Dan and I are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Dan and Sue O'Leary - Rutland, MA

“Uncle Jimmy, may you rest in peace. My condolences to your wife and children. Love Shannon & Aedan ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Shannon Leyden - Westfield, MA

“Marcel and I will miss seeing Jim next door at the campground. We would see Jim and Jean leave each weekend morning for their early morning drive to...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Linda Beauregard - Exeter, RI

“My deep & heartfelt sympathy to the family James was truly a special guy Loving husband devoted dad & loving grandfather & brother He will be...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Judy Polito - Shrewsbury, MA

“To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barbara Butler, RN & Debra Maddox, RN Cancer Center - MA

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James R. Burke, Sr., 80, of Webster, MA, died Monday, June 26, 2017 at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA.
Born in Worcester, he was the son of the late John and Viola (Lacey) Burke and the husband of Jean (Voutas) Burke of Webster. He had also been the husband of the late Marjorie (Fontaine).
Jim had been employed as a machinist at Wyman-Gordon in Grafton until retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren, golf, camping in Richmond, RI, and tailgating at Salty Brine Beach, Point Judith, RI.
Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, James R. Burke, Jr., of W. Boylston, his daughters, Brenda Shibley and her husband John of Falling Waters, WV and Pamela Carlson and her husband Kenneth of Hubbardston, MA, his sister, Patricia Sweeney and her husband Daniel of Auburn, MA, 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, July at 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at Sacred Heart Church, 18 E. Main St., Webster, MA.
Burial will be held on Monday, July 10, 2017 at 11:00 am at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Webster, MA.
There are no funeral home visiting hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Slattery Funeral Home, Inc., 40 Pleasant St., Marlborough, MA.