John T. Burke Jr

Beloved husband, brother, uncle and friend;

John T. Burke, Jr., 63, of Pelham, New Hampshire, but formerly of Holbrook, Massachusetts, died unexpectedly Tuesday November 29, 2022 in New Hampshire.

He was the loving husband of Christina M. (Chaisson) Burke, who survives him.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, June 19, 1959. The son of the late John T. Burke, Sr. and the late Kathleen (Norton) Burke, he received his education in the Holbrook school system until high school where he attended Blue Hills Regional High School in Canton, Massachusetts.

Most recently, Jack was a sales manager with Acton Toyota. Previously, he worked at Toyota of Nashua. He also worked at Polaroid Corporation in Waltham for many years in the past.

Among his many interests, Jack enjoyed cars, playing with his dogs he so loved, and his family.

Besides his wife Christina, Jack is survived by two sisters Sharon A. O’Brien and her husband William J. of Holbrook, MA and Colleen M. Thompson and her husband Paul A., Jack’s best friend, of Bridgewater, MA; his sister- in-laws Amy Chaisson and Cindi Kennedy both of Pepperell and brother-in-law John Chaisson of Worcester; and several nieces and nephews.

He is also survived by his children (his dogs) “Shamrock” and “Chase” and his deceased dog, “Duke”.

Relatives and friends are invited to his Memorial Service on Saturday December 10, 2022 at Hurley Currie Funeral Home, Holbrook MA at 9am-11am followed by mass at St. Joseph's Church, Holbrook MA at 11:30am. E-condolences at (

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness in memory of John (Jack) Burke. (


First Name: Louis
Last Name: Boulanger
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 12/07/2022

Jack,,,,,we spent many of time crossing paths in our childhood et teenage life. Between Brookville, Blue Hills Reg et Holbrook... Sorry to see ya go.. See ya soon.

First Name: Kim
Last Name: Sullivan (Crockett)
City: Hull
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 12/07/2022

This is sad news. I remember him with such fond memories. I'm so sorry to you all for this big loss. Be well.

First Name: Alan
Last Name: Tate
City: North Conway
State: NH
Country: United States
Entry Date: 12/07/2022

Sharon and family sending you hugs from the north country. So very sorry to hear about John's passing.

First Name: Rick and Jane
Last Name: Walsh
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 12/08/2022

Ricky and I are so incredibly saddened by the loss of such an amazing man! He was one of our very best friends and a true member of the Walsh Family. Rest in sweet Peace Burka.
We love you and we'll miss you always!

First Name: Gianna
Last Name: Carrabino
City: Burlington
State: MA
Country: US
Entry Date: 12/08/2022


Very sorry to hear this. No words can make this easier for you, I wish they could. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

My condolences.


First Name: Gloria
Last Name: Clement
City: Washington
State: ME
Entry Date: 12/08/2022

Dear Chris ,
I am very sorry to read that you lost your husband, I just read it on facebook here.
I was very surprised , so sorry sending hugs sweetie , I have known you Chris all your life but never had the opportunity to meet your husband.
Please take care my thoughts and prayers are with you Chris, sending hugs dear, Gloria Clement and David ❤

First Name: Judy
Last Name: Paquette Beebe
City: Selmer
State: TN
Country: United States
Entry Date: 12/09/2022

Chrissy I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you and his family in my prayers. I wish I could be there for you. Sending love and hugs.❤️

First Name: Pam
Last Name: Ryan
City: N billerica
State: MA
Country: USA
Entry Date: 12/09/2022


I wish I knew the right thing to say, but all I can tell you is...You are in my thoughts and prayers.

First Name: Carmella
Last Name: Silva
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 12/10/2022

You were a good friend and you will be deeply missed by all sending hugs and angels to watch over you until we meet again

First Name: Tia
Last Name: Bastian
City: Winter Garden
State: FL
Country: Orange
Entry Date: 12/10/2022

It is with a heavy heart that we express our deepest condolences. Chris has been my friend for 45 years and our hearts are broken. We pray the coming days will bring peace to Jacks family and my dear friend Chris. I am here for my beautiful friend in whatever capacity she needs. I love you Chris and always will. Hugs and comfort from me to you.

First Name: Kathy
Last Name: Creighton
City: Holbrook
State: MA
Country: United States
Entry Date: 12/10/2022

I was so sorry to learn of Burka's passing. My deepest sympathy to his wife and Sharon as well as the other members of the family.
Burka was a great guy. May he rest in peace.

First Name: John
Last Name: Bernard
City: Littleton
State: MA
Country: Usa
Entry Date: 12/14/2022

Jack was a good man and everyone liked him...please know you are all in our prayers!

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