Obituaries

John Curtin
B: 1932-12-30
D: 2019-05-21
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Curtin, John
Richard Vidale
B: 1936-04-22
D: 2019-05-17
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Vidale, Richard
David Schultz
B: 1978-08-05
D: 2019-05-11
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Schultz, David
Donald King
B: 1929-09-10
D: 2019-05-09
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King, Donald
Judith Paap
B: 1941-07-21
D: 2019-05-08
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Paap, Judith
Vincenza Lembo
B: 1937-12-13
D: 2019-05-06
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Lembo, Vincenza
Gail Horowitz
D: 2019-05-01
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Horowitz, Gail
Helen Hagopian
B: 1923-09-03
D: 2019-04-29
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Hagopian, Helen
Darthea Olsen
B: 1937-12-03
D: 2019-04-26
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Olsen, Darthea
Elaine Shaffer
B: 1949-01-27
D: 2019-04-23
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Shaffer, Elaine
Anil Wassan
B: 1950-02-01
D: 2019-04-23
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Wassan, Anil
Clare Chagnon
B: 1923-04-12
D: 2019-04-20
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Chagnon, Clare
June Sabin
B: 1950-07-12
D: 2019-04-19
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Sabin, June
Frank Magarace
B: 1927-05-03
D: 2019-04-16
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Magarace, Frank
Loren Watts
B: 1933-07-15
D: 2019-04-15
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Watts, Loren
Alfred Phillips
B: 1930-07-06
D: 2019-04-14
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Phillips, Alfred
Bob O'Guin
B: 1968-07-21
D: 2019-04-14
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O'Guin, Bob
Robert Cerra
B: 1947-11-24
D: 2019-04-08
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Cerra, Robert
Betty Southworth
B: 1920-05-15
D: 2019-04-05
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Southworth, Betty
Jerome Carr
B: 1938-12-17
D: 2019-03-31
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Carr, Jerome
Mary Zakak
B: 1942-08-14
D: 2019-03-22
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Zakak, Mary

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The third generation of the Burke family continues in the tradition of compassionate service set forth by their grandfather Henry J. Burke. Marianne and Daniel Burke along with Charles F. Blackington, Jr. work diligently to provide personal service to local families.
 
Marianne M. Burke, Managing Partner/Funeral Director
A graduate of Newton Country Day School, class of 1992, Marianne earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College in 1996, and continued her post-graduate studies at the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Marianne graduated Summa Cum Laude from New England Institute with a degree in embalming and funeral service, and was inducted into Pi Sigma Eta, the national honor society for funeral service professionals. She has been a Registered Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 2003. Marianne is a member of both the National and Massachusetts Funeral Directors Associations and the Wellesley Women's Business Network.
 
Daniel J. Burke, Partner/Director of Operations
A lifelong resident of Wellesley, Dan was the youngest of the Burke boys to follow in their father's footsteps into the funeral business. He has been involved with the family business since graduating from Wellesley High School in 1993 and has served as business manager and director of operations since 2000. Members of St. John the Evangelist Church, Dan and his wife Marianne reside in Wellesley Hills with their three children and enjoy membership at Woodland Golf Club in Auburndale.
 
Charles F. Blackington, Jr., Funeral Director
Charles is a third generation funeral director, who began his career in funeral service in 1975 at the Cate and Pratt Funeral Home as an apprentice under his father Charles F. Blackington, Sr. A graduate of Our Lady's High School in Newton class of 1973, and Newton Junior College class of 1975, Charles earned his degree in Funeral Directing and Embalming from New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1978. As former proprietor of the Blackington Funeral Home in Newton, and partner of Blackington, Conroy and Hayes Funeral Home, West Newton, Charles offers over 39years of experience in funeral service. Well known throughout the community, Charles has served on numerous boards and local councils. He was past president of the Newton Rotary, and has sat on the Board of Directors of the West Suburban Red Cross, YMCA, and Newton/Needham Chamber of Commerce. An Eagle Scout himself, Charles proudly served on the Board of Directors of the Norumbega Council of Boy Scouts.
 

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