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Mrs Rosemary  T. (Holland) Burke
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    51 Sleeper St.
    Boston , MA 02110

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“I am so sorry for my delay in writing. I just recently learned of Rosemary's death. My deepest condolences to all of you. I was a nurse at LMH and...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Erin Finn-Field - Epsom, NH

“Rosemary was my dear precious friend in our Lord Jesus. Every time I saw her at daily Mass at St. Patrick's she would tell me how much she loved me....Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Tamagini - Wakefield MA

“My condolences to the entire Burke family on your loss. I was so saddened to hear the news. She was such a caring and giving person and the world...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Glenn Bowden - Melrose, MA

“John, My deepest condolences on the loss of your wife Rosemary. The thoughts of us here at the Trial Court are with you and your family at this sad...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Maureen Sawyer - Medford, MA

“I was Director of Health Care Ministry for the Archdiocese for eight of the years that Rosemary served as Chaplain. I had great respect and...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: kelly dunn - lincoln, MA

“Dear Burke Family, So Sorry for your loss. Kathyanne and Frances Monahan. ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“TO ROSEMARY, A WONDERFUL AND CARING WOMAN." ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Cardarelli - Malden, MA

“ONE OF KINDNESS AND CARING PERSON I KNOW. THANK YOU FOR TOUCHINGMY LIFE. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: DEBBIE CARUSO - MEDFORD, MA

“Rosemary was a shining light in so many lives. Always a smile, kind word and prayer for all she knew. I had the pleasure of working at LMH on the...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Marion Cameron - Chelsea, MA

“To the Burke family:May the beautiful memories you have of Rosemary give you a bit of comfort during this sad time .My sincerest condolences .Ida...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“If Heaven has a path of gold, surely Rosemary got to walk on it! My condolences to all your family and those who knew Rosemary. I first met her...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Vicki Bey - North Reading, MA

“Esther and I are very sorry for your loss. We have many memories of Rosemary at St Agnes. We will pray for you.Esther and Carroll McMillan ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Rosemary was my dear precious friend in our Lord Jesus. Every time I saw her at daily Mass at St. Patrick's she would tell me how much she loved me....Read More »
13 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Tamagini - Wakefield MA

Sister M. Angela Shaughnessy “Dear Mr. Burke and family,Dr. Karen Juliano and I send our deepest condolences, love and support to you. Rosemary was a saint, as was your beloved...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Sister Mary Angela Shaughnessy - KY

“Dear Joe,My condolences to you and your family. I'm sure that her presence will always be felt in the days ahead providing peace and comfort.My...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Offering Deepest Sympathy to The Family for the loss of your Loved One. John 11:33-44 ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Maureen, Julie and family, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your family on the Loss of your Wonderful !Mother.When my Mother passed away in 1990...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Patricia Hart - Georgetown, MA

“So terribly sorry for your great loss. Prayers for all. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Rev. Esther Bowen - MA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: A friend


Rosemary T. (Holland), Burke of Melrose, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on December 10. Beloved wife of John F. Burke. Loving mother John and his wife Helen of MD, the late Dennis and his wife Theresa Melnikas and her husband Andrew of North Andover, Joseph and his wife Lisa of North Andover, Stephen and his wife Karen of North Andover, Matthew and his wife Colleen of Woburn, Maureen Wozniak and her husband Matthew of CO, Julie Gage and her husband Mark of Melrose and the late Jeanne Burke. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and predeceased by grandchildren Allison and Kevin Burke. Rosemary was the beloved sister of Joseph (Charlie) Holland of Billerica, John Holland of Walpole and the late Denise (Holland) Bussiere of Waltham.

Rosemary had retired after serving as the chaplain at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford.

Family and friends are kindly invited to gather and share memories with the family on Wednesday December 14th from 4-8pm in the Barile Family Funeral Home 482 Main St., (RT 28) STONEHAM.

A funeral mass celebrating Rosemary's eternal life will held Thursday December 15 in St. Patrick Church 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Burial to follow Wyoming Cemetery, Melrose.

Please consider donations in memory of Rosemary to Catholic Charities 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA 02110

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Wyoming Cemetery

205 Sylvan St. Melrose , MA 02176