William C. Burke of Charlestown, NH, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2019, at DHMC at 66 years of age surrounded by his family.
Known as Bill or Billy to his friends and family, and Pop to his grandchildren, Bill was born on December 4th, 1952, in Savannah, GA, to mother Kathleen (Sherrod) Burke & Howard C. Burke. Bill attended college at Northeastern University and spent the last 30 years working with his Cath Lab family at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center where he recently retired from. Bill married Jeanne A. Berube on June 26th, 1977. The two just celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. Bill was a jack of all trades and knew a little bit about everything. Quick witted with a good sense of humor, Bill enjoyed time at home with his family. He loved to cook for his wife and his family during holidays and was a contributor to local publications with his Pop’s Kitchen recipes. He also loved to tell his grandchildren riddles and make up rhymes that made them all laugh.
Bill was predeceased by his sister Janice Ariel and is survived by his wife Jeanne of Charlestown, NH, his daughter Kristie Bobrick of Ascutney, VT, son Adam and his wife Gina of Keene, NH, and his daughter Shannon Therrien and her husband Ryan of Claremont, NH, his grandchildren Tori Wainwright of Goshen, NH, Olivia, Brielle, and Maddox Burke of Keene, NH, his siblings Andrew “Butch” Burke and his wife Diane of Halifax, MA, Gwendolyn Delvecchio and her husband Richie of Halifax, MA, Theresa Sousa and her husband Fred of Weymouth, MA, and Angela Gibbs and her husband Simon of Winslow, ME, and nieces and nephew Amanda Sousa, Lauren Hutchinson, Andrew Burke, Jenna Burke, Becca Gibbs, and Catherine Gibbs. Bill was well loved by his family and colleagues and will be terribly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont, NH on Thursday evening July 25th from 5 to 8 pm.
Committal services will be held privately.
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