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Peter Carl Burke

September 9, 1935 June 19, 2018
Peter Carl Burke
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Obituary for Peter Carl Burke

Peter Carl Burke, age 82, of Oxford, MI passed away on June 19, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Antoinette Burke, loving father of Peter (deceased), Paul, and Kevin (Sheila), cherished grandfather of Pierce and Hanna.  Peter is survived by his sister, Marilyn Began, and preceded in death by sister, Joanne Bazzetta.

Pete graduated from Roseville High School in 1953 where he was an outstanding athlete and set school records in track events. He also played varsity football, basketball and baseball.

Pete was drafted into the army and served two years in Special Services. After the army, he received a bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Detroit. He was employed by General Finance Corporation for a period of twenty-six years followed by Bloomfield Bank, Bally Corporation, Bus Transportation Credit Union and Rochester Teacher’s Credit Union which is now CCF Bank; all in the area of finance.

Pete was a member of the American Legion in Oxford. He was on the Oxford Village Council and served as its President from 1989-1995. Pete served on the Oxford Lakes Homeowner’s Association and he was President for 2 terms. He loved golf and was member of Paint Creek Country Club since 1988.

He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Pete spent a lot of time with his grandson, coaching a middle school baseball team and many years in junior golf at Paint Creek. Grandfather and grandson were “two peas in a pod” when it came to sports.

A Memorial Mass will take place at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, June 23rd at 10AM with visitation beginning at 9AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the college fund for Pierce Burke, c/o Antionette Burke.
Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons - Oxford.

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Memorial Mass




10:00 AM 6/23/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

715 N. Lapeer Rd
Lake Orion, MI 48362

Visitation beginning at 9AM.

St. Joseph Catholic Church
715 N. Lapeer Rd Lake Orion 48362 MI
United States

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