The Life of Ronald B. Burke

Ronald Bruce Burke, Jr., age 83 of Bradenton, FL, husband of the late Helen Katherine Cakavell Burke, formerly of Fairfield, died March 6, 2013 in the comfort of his home. Born in Stamford on December 4, 1929, he was the son of the late Ronald Bruce and Mae Denny Burke, Sr. Mr. Burke was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and worked as a salesman in the printing industry for many years until his retirement. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of The Scottish Rite, a 40 year member of the Fidelity-St. John''s Lodge #3 and served as a Past District Deputy with the Masonic Grand Lodge of CT . He was a Communicant of the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, Ansonia. He is survived by his devoted children, Craig (Jacqueline) Burke of PA and Joy (Marc) Rosenberg of GA; cherished grandchildren, Helen and Julia Burke of PA, and Rachel and Joshua Rosenberg of GA; a brother, Richard Burke of Norwalk and sister, Dorothy Roberts of Brookfield. Funeral services will take place on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:00 AM from the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home, 167 Wakelee Ave., Ansonia. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Anglican Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, 6 Church St, Ansonia. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Family and friends may call on Sunday, March 10, 2013, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852 or to the Masonic Charity Foundation, 74 Cheshire Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492. Online condolences may be made at

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