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Burke, Andrew M.

 Burke, Andrew2

Andrew Michael Burke, 27, of Westwood passed away peacefully on August 5, 2016. Andrew was a devoted son of Michael and Sonja Burke, née Margeson, and loving older brother to Matthew, Christopher, and David, all of Westwood.  

Andrew was a kind soul who appreciated the simple things in life. His concern and compassion for others was admired by all who knew and loved him, and his ability to persevere through life’s challenges was remarkable. Andrew was a graduate of Westwood High School and Boston College, and a proud Eagle Scout of Troop 1 Islington. He was an avid fan of the New England Patriots, and enjoyed playing baseball, fishing, golfing, and skateboarding in his younger years.  

Andrew’s love for his family was unwavering and beyond measure. He is survived by his maternal grandparents, Ernest and Vendla Margeson, his paternal grandparents, Alice Burke and Paul and Charlotte Burke, his godmother, Lisa Vigliano, his godfather, Walter Burke, his cousin and friend, Sean Sullivan, along with many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Andrew will be missed terribly by his faithful canine companion, Buddy.  

Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation on Friday, August 12th, from 4-7 pm at Folsom Funeral Home, located at 649 High Street in Westwood.  A mass to celebrate Andrew’s life will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 9 am at Saint Ignatius Church at Boston College, located at 28 Commonwealth Avenue in Chestnut Hill.  

Donations made in Andrew’s memory to the Gosnold Miller House Program, at 200 Ter Heun Drive, Falmouth, MA 02540, would be greatly appreciated.”

Guestbook Entries

  1. Delaney Family
    August 9th, 2016 | 10:49 pm

    To all the Burke Family,

    So sorry to hear about this tragic loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Rest in Peace Andrew, and we pray for your family to savor all the great memories he created.

    God Bless,

    Bob and Casey Delaney and boys

  2. Dr. Amy Knowles
    August 10th, 2016 | 9:48 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Burke Family. We offer our sincerest condolences.
    With peace,
    The NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing

  3. August 10th, 2016 | 1:42 pm

    I am sorry to learn of your sons passing. I did not know him but He sounded like he was a lovely young man who made you proud. Condolences to your family and grandparents.

  4. Roberto Hernandez
    August 10th, 2016 | 8:02 pm

    To the family of Andrew Burke I know that there is nothing that I can say to bring him back he was a great friend to me great person to talk to he will be greatly missed but he will never leave my heart if there’s anything that we can do to help please do not hesitate to ask he was a real good friend to me and to everybody who’s life he touched will be greatly missed love always your friend and brother

  5. Wally
    August 10th, 2016 | 9:52 pm

    Missing Andrew so much. Rest in peace. Love you bud..

  6. Michael Burke
    August 11th, 2016 | 2:00 pm

    I really miss you Andrew. May you rest in peace. Love Dad.

  7. Karyn Winters
    August 11th, 2016 | 6:00 pm

    We will miss you Andrew, your life was way to short.
    God bless all of us left behind.
    We love you
    Andy, Karyn and Trevor

  8. Mary
    August 11th, 2016 | 6:57 pm

    “We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet.
    Even longer,’ Pooh answered.”

    I love and miss you more with every second that goes by.

  9. The Tuleja's
    August 12th, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    Thank you for the good memories you shared with us. Rest in peace, Andrew

  10. Barbara Ruchie
    August 14th, 2016 | 6:22 am

    To Andrew’s whole family – Soo very sorry for such a beautiful life and tragic transition for everyone. There will be no bigger challenge in life. Always hold onto the beautiful memories and the wonderful days when watching them on the fields and activities in Westwood is what brought us all so much happiness. Always Love and Peace. Rest in Peace Andrew and know you are always Loved by sooo many..Love, Barbara Ruchie

  11. August 16th, 2016 | 2:20 pm

    We are so very sorry to get this news. It is with heavy hearts that we pray for you in your loss of such a wonderful son. May God bless and comfort you.
    Love, Sandy and Roger

  12. Linnea
    December 15th, 2016 | 9:43 pm

    Andrew, I WILL miss you with every breath I take. I love you forever and always. I pray you are at peace. I love you.

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