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“Dr. Mary Burke. While I never had the pleasure of meeting your husband, I've been your patient for so long, I remember when you guys got married. I...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Lisa L. Villagomez - Homewood, IL

“Dear Mary&Family,We were very sorry to hear about Frank,R.I.P. He was a proud American and a true son of Ireland.He will be Missed for a long time...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: martin costello - yorktown hts, NY

“Mary,We are saddened and shocked to hear of Frank's passing RipFrank was very dear to us and we will miss him greatly.We have beautiful memories of...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“Frank was a great man. Our family loved him and shared music with him. He will be missed by all of us. Dave, Mary Kay, Dan, Joel, Juliana and Rebekah ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Mary Kay Thompson - Lebanon, OH

“Our deepest condolences for Mr. Burke and his family. He was one of the kindest men and a great fiddle player. He had the kindest of words for my...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Sean OShea - Chicago, IL - Friend

“Man sieht die Sonne langsam untergehen und erschrickt doch, wenn es plötzlich dunkel ist. -- Franz Kafka. (One watches the sun setting slowly...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Doro Boehme - Evanston, IL

“Mary our hearts go out to you on the loss of Frank. He was so special, warm, loving and cheerful We will miss him greatly. We're here for you. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Patti and Marty Fahey - IL

“Frank, Thanks for all the great times, and the great support for those of us who loved the music (maybe more than the music loved us!) Many great...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Daniel Curtin Curtin - KY

“Mary,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. He was a lovely man and a fine musician. Take care and God bless.Luanne ”
9 of 18 | Posted by: Luanne Baldwin - Chicago, IL

“Rest in Peace my Friend !! ”
10 of 18 | Posted by: Patrick Cloonan - Springfield, IL

“Dear Mary,Our hearts go out to you for your great loss. We loved Frank from the bottom of our hearts and will never forget the love we had for each...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Nancy & Tom Henry - Michigan City, IN

“Dear Mary we are so sorry to hear about frank and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort be with you during this...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: David and Althea

“Frank was a true gentleman and a great musician. He will missed by all who knew him. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Declan Fahy - Dubai, UAE - Friend

“Dear Mary we will him so much I loved making his soda bread it will never be the same without him we both loved him so Good bye our friend and our...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: A friend

“What a loss! Frank was a gentleman, and so very interesting. His music brightened our Sunday evenings.Rest in peace, Frank. ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Chris and Mary Fogarty - IL

“I am father Brankin-- presently at Saint Odilo Parish in Berwyn-- unfortunately i cannot attend the service, but i wanted to say what a wonderful...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: anthony brankin - berwyn, IL

“Dear Mary - just got word of this now, first our deepest sympathy to you. we are in a shock and so sorry. He was such a lovely man, loved his music...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Tony Smith - Dublin - Friend

“We will miss you, we loved you so I was so glad we're friends and you loved my soda bread RIP our dear friend ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: A friend


Frank Burke, 87, of Mokena, formerly of Dolton and Park Forest, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018. Loving husband of Dr. Mary Burke (Hull); beloved father of Anita (James) Mason, Catherine Burke and Brendan Burke; dearest brother of Late Teresa (late Denis) Beeforth, Mary (Bill) Ryan, Nancy (Tom) Henry, late Veronica Mattera, Bernadette (late Desmond) Lynch, late Joseph (late Kathleen) Burke, Noel (Ann) Burke and Colette (Quaseem) Blan; cherished grandfather of Dylan Mason; devoted uncle of many nieces and nephews and many cousins. Frank was a member of the Irish Musician's Association, and he enjoyed playing the fiddle. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 4 until 9 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Irish Musician's Association would be appreciated. for information www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225