In Memoriam


In Memory of

Michael A. Burke

January 19, 2018


Michael never wavered in his faith that he would return home to his Eternal Father. He will always be remembered for how he lived his life with respect, dignity and loving service to his family, friends, and church community.

Michael Burke, 71, passed away peacefully after an extended illness, on Saturday, January 19, 2019. He was born and raised in Jersey City and attended Seton Hall Prep, St. Francis College, St. Peter's University, and NYU. Michael taught in Jersey City for 16 years, and became the District's data base administrator. He later worked at MISI, and retired from the Port Authority of NY and NJ after many dedicated years of service. Mike also volunteered at the NYC 9/11 Tribute Center.

With a strong devotion to his Catholic belief, Mike dedicated himself to St. Clement Parish, where he served as a choir member, cantor, and head of his beloved Holy Name Society. While working in Jersey City, he attended and lectored at weekday masses at Our Lady of Czestochowa, where he was warmly embraced by the church community.

Michael was pre-deceased by his parents, George and Rita Burke, his brother, George, his brother-in-law James Lepis, and his niece, Anne Lepis. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Barbara (Lepis), son, George, and daughter, Marita. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Dolores Burke, his brother Jerry and wife, Debbie, his nieces and nephews, and their families: Heidi (Godchild), Brian, Kerry, Shannon (Godchild), Ryane, and Kelsey. He is also survived by his Godchildren, Cory and John Anthony, his Sansone cousins, and his Lepis family: Barbara, Jerry and wife, Kathi, Joseph and wife, Sarah, and Mary Jean, and aunt, Angela Viverito, and his nieces and nephews, and their families: Cabrini, Dana, Sheilah, Brendan, and Gerald.

Visitations will be held at the St. Clement Church in Matawan on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm and on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 from 9am to 10am.

A funeral mass will take place at the St. Clement Church on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 10am.

Burial will follow in Marlboro Cemetery on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

In Lieu of flowers (at the request of the family and St. Clement Church), donations can be made to the St. Clement Youth Group, 172 Freneau Ave., Matawan, NJ, 07747, or to a charity that is dear to you.

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