Walter F. Burke, Jr.

Walter F. Burke, Jr., 87, of Milton, died at his residence on January 27, 2012.  Born in Detroit, Michigan, Walter moved to Milton when he was 4 years old. He was a graduate of Boston College High School.

Walter served in the US Army for three years during World War II and was held in captivity as a prisoner of war for six months. He was eventually released from captivity when the Allies liberated Germany.

Walter worked as a Revenue Agent and Auditor for the Internal Revenue Service for forty-seven years. He was a fan of all local sports teams, he enjoyed reading and he also studied history. He enjoyed playing golf and traveled extensively with his late sister, who worked as a travel agent.

Walter was the beloved son of the late Walter F. and Elizabeth J. (Kelleher) Burke and brother of the late Alice E. Retsis. Walter is survived by his cousin, Carolyn M. Long and her husband Scott E. Brumburgh and their son Eric G.M. Brumburgh, all of Maryland.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Saint Agatha Church, Milton on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 10:30AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. Visiting hours at the Dolan Funeral Home, 460 Granite Ave. MILTON, Friday 5-8PM. Interment Milton Cemetery. Donations in Walter’s memory may be sent to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, PO Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545.