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Leo John Burke

Leo John Burke

Friday, August 20th, 1926 - Friday, December 28th, 2018
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Bangor – Leo J. Burke, 92 passed away peacefully, December 28, 2018, at a Bangor health care facility. He was born August 20, 1926, in Brewer, the son of Peter J. and Emeline (Conley) Burke.

Leo graduated from John Bapst High School class of 1946. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a dog handler, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant. After returning home, Leo married Marilyn “Lynn” Lovell in 1952. They celebrated 66 wonderful years of marriage. Leo joined the Bangor Fire Department in 1951 and served the community for 22 years, retiring as a captain. He went on to work for Larry Mahaney, owner of the Bangor Holiday Inn, for 21 years.

Leo was an avid sports fan, attending all the local games and making annual trips to see the Boston Red Sox with his friends. He also enjoyed playing golf in his later years. He and Lynn enjoyed vacationing in Florida in the winter and Cape Cod in the summer.

He was predeceased by his sister, Frances; and a brother, Raymond.
In addition to his wife, Lynn, he is survived by his daughters, Debby Johnson, and her husband, Phil, of Tenants Harbor, and Bonnie Burke, of Warren; two grandchildren; Derek Johnson, and his wife, Amy, and Kara Bigelow and her husband, Linc; great-grandson, Jameson Bigelow; brother, Bob Burke; sisters, Irene McLellan, Barbara Viola, Jean Miller, Carol Picciotti; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are welcome to call 5-7 p.m. Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a Funeral Liturgy will be held 1:00 P.M. Friday, January 4, 2019. Interment will be in Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery, Bangor. Reception immediately following at Geaghan's Pub, 570 Main St. Bangor.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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  • Service

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Brookings-Smith, Bangor
    Address
    133 Center Street
    BANGOR, ME 04401
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    Officiant
    Rev. Frank Murray
  • Interment

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Mount Pleasant Catholic Cemetery
    Address
    449 Ohio St.
    Bangor, ME 04401
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Posted at 03:50pm
To Marilyn, Debby, Bonnie and family - sending our deepest sympathies on the loss of Leo. God bless you and comfort you. May Leo rest in peace. in the arms of our Lord. Love and Prayers, Tom and Barbara (Lovell) Cowne
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May Hayes

Posted at 10:20am
Lynn, please accept my most sincere condolences. Leo was a kind and caring man who will surely be missed. May your heart and soul find peace in your memories May Hayes (Ross)
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Our thoughts are with you all. With love from Julie, Big, Nick, & Britney & Gram/Ginger Magoon.
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