Brian M. Burke - age: 72
(November 21, 1942 to November 14, 2015
Family and friends may call from 1:30 - 2pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 at the Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 13 Portland Road, Buxton (Bar Mills). A memorial service will follow at 2pm with Pastor Allison Flaherty officiating and will conclude with military honors.
Thank you to the staff at Maine Medical Center and to Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, you are the sneak preview to Heaven! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to: Hospice of Southern Maine, 180 US Route One, Scarborough, ME 04074 or on-line firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian M. Burke, 72, of Scarborough passed away peacefully on November 14, 2015 after a battle with cancer. Brian is survived by his wife, Marcelle Carrier Burke; daughter Beth Rudolph and her husband Nadar and their daughter Sheyla; daughter Shauna Sharples and her husband Scott and their son Zien; and his son Sean Burke. Brian was predeceased by stepson Nathan Perry and a brother Norman Burke.
Brian was born on November 21st, 1942 in Manchester, New Hampshire to John and Feria Mitchell Burke. Brian attended Bishop Bradley High School and graduated in 1960. Brian then served in the United States Army from 1964 until 1968 where he became a Dental Specialist. While in the Army, Brian enjoyed competing in many military horseshoe pitching tournaments where he often lead the scoreboards.
Brian moved to Maine in the early 1980s where he eventually met and married his wife, Marcelle, of 30 years. Brianís career was spent in the dental field and he retired from National Dentex Corporation in 2010.
Brian enjoyed gardening, fishing, family, fly tying for L.L. Bean, music, drumming, singing, bowling, darts, sports, and horseshoe pitching. After retirement, Brian was able to take up his love of horseshoe pitching again, rejoining a league where he played in many State and New England tournaments. He was a good man!