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Rev Fr Thomas Edward Burke
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Birth: Feb. 16, 1857
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 29, 1925
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, Fr. Thomas Edward Burke, CSP, moved with his family to lower Manhattan as a child. He studied with the Jesuits at St. Francis Xavier College prior to entering the Paulist Fathers at Saint Paul the Apostle parish in New York in 1882. He was ordained at St. Joseph's Seminary in Troy, New York, on June 4, 1887.

After ordination he joined the mission band working in New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. He kept a robust schedule until he suffered the first of several heart attacks in 1897. No longer able to travel he joined the parish staff at Saint Paul the Apostle parish in New York, where he soon became a parish leader.

After 1918, diabetes and another series of heart attacks rendered him a semi-invalid and he was only able to say a morning Mass. On the day of his death he suffered yet another heart attack. He was able to struggle to Fr. Joseph Morris' room to seek help. Fr. Morris called the rest of the Fathers and Fr. Burke's personal physician. Having received the Last Sacraments he died in the late afternoon in the room he had occupied for 43 years as a student and priest. He was 68 years old and had been a Paulist priest nearly 38 years.


 
 
Burial:
Saint Paul the Apostle Church
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
 
Created by: Paulist Archives
Record added: Jun 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92341702
Rev Fr Thomas Edward Burke
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Rev Fr Thomas Edward Burke
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Rev Fr Thomas Edward Burke
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- Lance
 Added: Feb. 7, 2013
Rest In Peace, Father Thomas!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Nov. 1, 2012
 
 
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