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October 3, 1955 - April 7, 2020
Eileen M. Burke, age 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020, in her home with her family by her side in Houghs Neck after battling pancreatic cancer for almost a year. She was born October 3rd, 1955 in Boston, to George and Lorraine Tower. After graduating from Labouré College as class president, with honors and a nursing degree, she continued on to complete her master’s in Education at UMass Boston. She married William (Bill) Burke on August 21st, 1976, in Boston. She worked as a professor of Exercise Science at Quincy College with a passion to engage and educate her students. Eileen truly lived a blessed life; spending time with family, gardening, and enjoying her 11 grandchildren. Eileen was a strong female role model for many women and girls who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Bill; her 3 children, Aimee Burke, Kate Federico, and Bill Burke Jr., her 5 brothers, George, Joe, Tom, Mike and Paul Tower; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family, friends, and others whose lives Eileen touched are invited to send donations to the Eileen Burke Memorial Scholarship at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/eileen-burke-memorial-scholarship in lieu of flowers.
A memorial service will be held at the Gate of Heaven Church Gate of Heaven Church 615 E 4th St, South Boston, MA 02127 on Saturday Sept 26th at 11:3AM. Social distancing and masks are required.
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