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Patrick A. Burke

September 30, 1926 November 29, 2013
Patrick A. Burke
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Obituary for Patrick A. Burke

Patrick A. Burke, age 87, a lifetime resident of Lapeer, passed away November 29, 2013. He was born at home in Lapeer to Thomas and Edith (Young) Burke on September 30, 1926. Pat graduated from Lapeer High School in 1945 and proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II. On July 30, 1949 he married Doris (Judd) and they were together for 64 years. He was part-owner of Bowers Engineering and a skilled tool and die maker. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, gas engines, and his time at Hubbard Lake.

He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; daughters, Cathy (Tom) Benton and Penny (Ray) Reid; granddaughters, Darby (Matt) Weaver, Libby (Rob Goodspeed) Benton, and Lacey Benton; and great-grandchildren, Burke and Reid Weaver.

A private burial will take place at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lapeer. A service of remembrance will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. from Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel with family friend, Judy Downey officiating. Friends may visit 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A luncheon will immediately follow at the American Legion Post #16 Lapeer. Memorial donations to the Lapeer High School Alumni Association are greatly appreciated.


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