George W. Burke, of Hull, died on Oct. 2. He was 63.
The beloved husband of Rosanna (Ialuna) Burke, he was the devoted father of Matthew I. Burke, Jason L. Burke, and Georgina P. Burke, all of Hull. He was the loving son of Joan (Perry) Burke, of Plymouth, and the late George W. Burke and the loving brother of Stephen Burke, of Florida, Joan Burke, of Plymouth, and Timothy Burke of Plymouth. He is also survived by many in-laws, aunts, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
George was a graduate of Hanover High School, class of 1976, and entered the U.S. Navy. He proudly served his country from 1977 through 1982.
George had a wonderful career with the MBTA, starting as repairman and becoming the superintendent of the Red Line until his retirement. Always curious and seeking information, he started a second career with Siemens, where he worked for 10 years as a service specialist of building technologies.
George was an engaged conversationalist and an even better listener. He enjoyed hockey, football, and the beach, but most important to him was family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m., in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 208 Samoset Ave., Hull. Interment in Hull Village Cemetery will follow. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Oct. 8, from 4-7 p.m., in McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 1 Summer St. (across from St. Anthony Church), Cohasset.
In lieu of flowers, donations to honor George may be made to Tunnels to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306.
For an online guestbook, visit www.mcnamara-sparrell.com.