|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1950|
|Death: ||Dec. 9, 2012|
Robert A. Burke, 62, of Derby died on December 9, 2012, in Newport.
He was born August 8, 1950, in South Paris, Maine, a son of Omer and Kathleen (Murphy) Burke, who predeceased him. On January 1, 1970, he married Anita Hunt, who survives him.
Mr. Burke graduated from Oxford Hills High School in South Paris and from Husson College in Bangor, Maine, with a bachelor of science degree. He was case goods manager and accounting cost administrator for Ethan Allen Manufacturing in Danbury, Connecticut, for 34 years. He was a former member of the Skowhegan, Maine, Lions Club from 1982 through 1986 before transferring to the Derby Lions Club. During his 30-year-plus membership, he was a past president of the Derby Lions, Lion of the Year in 1992, and he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 1999. He was also treasurer from 2004 through 2012 and received his Chevron pin in 2012.
He was also a member of the Boy Scouts of America and the United Church of Derby. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Orleans Country Club, a NASCAR fan, and he enjoyed cooking.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Burke, of Derby; by his children: Alan Burke and his wife, Nancy, of North Oxford, Massachusetts, Kathleen Burke-Worthley and her husband, Andrew, of Chelsea, Maine, and Amanda Montalbano and her husband, Ryan, of Smithfield, Rhode Island; by his grandchildren Benjamin and Jonathan Burke; by his brothers: Omer Burke and his wife, Becky, of South Paris and Thomas Burke and his wife, Richa, of San Antonio, Texas; by an uncle, aunts and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 22, at the Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home at 4670 Darling Hill Road in Newport. Interment will take place at the Riverside Annex Cemetery in South Paris.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the Derby United Church, 3064 Route 5, Derby, Vermont 05829.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com.
Riverside Annex Cemetery
Created by: David Edsall
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102351792