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“So sorry to hear about the passing of a great guy Mike Burke. Just found out today from another co-worker at Kelly's Mike (flash) Arrigo. He was an...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: DWAYNE DeSisto - Bethlehem, NH

“I am sorry to hear of the passing of my Uncle Mike. I wish the family the best in this sad time. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Borrero - Palm Bay, FL

“I was very saddened to read of Mikes passing in the Herald today. He was a great co worker on the Kelly's Roast Beef "night crew". We had lot of...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Cronin - Coworker

“Jason, Sean and family, my condolences to all of you on the loss of your father. I remember many nights at Kelly's on the beach with your father...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Peter Bramante - Reading, MA

“Dear Kellyan and family, I am so, so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I feel as If I know him, Kellyan, from all that you told me about him. He was...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: MaryAnn Bell - Stoneham, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague

Michael F. Burke, of Melrose, died at his home on Dec. 4, 2016 at the age of 78. Michael was born in Boston, raised in Medford and a graduate of Medford High School, Class of 1955. He resided in Medford until 1995 and Melrose for the past 21 years. Michael worked for Raytheon for over 44 years before his retirement at the age of 62 and also at Kelly's Roast Beef for over 30 years. He enjoyed traveling to Alaska, Myrtle Beach, Florida and his annual family vacations. Michael was a very hard worker and his family was the most important part of his life. He was the beloved husband of Donna M. (Walsh) Burke for 56 years. Loving father of Theresa M. Sears & her husband John of Danvers, Michael P. Burke, Sean P. Burke & his wife Donna, all of Andover, Kellyan Burke and Jason M. Burke & his wife Tracey, all of Melrose. Caring brother of the late William, John & Edmund Burke. Brother in law of Carol Hynes of Medford and Patricia Burke of PA. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, many nieces & nephews and his special 4 legged friend "Ernie". A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Herbert St., Melrose on Friday, Dec. 9th at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Stoneham.