Thomas Burke

Obituary of Thomas P. Burke

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Burke, Thomas P. (Tom), 88, a long time resident of Seaford, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 16th, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving daughters and granddaughter. 

Tom was born on October 4, 1935, in Brooklyn, NY, to Edward (Eddo) Burke and Mary (Irene) Moore. Tom was one of 10 siblings, all of whom predeceased him except his sister, Agnes, who is 101.

Tom would tell you that the best decision he ever made was marrying “the girl next door” Maureen Gormaley.  Tom and Maureen (Mary) were married on October 29, 1960, and together they had three children, Kevin, Diane, and Linda.  

After 2 years in the Army, Tom began a 30-year career with the LIRR.  In retirement Tom loved to spend time gardening and painting.  Although he would deny it, he was a very talented artist.

Tom was predeceased by his beloved wife, Maureen.  He is survived by his three children, Kevin (Margaret) Burke, Diane Burke, and Linda (John) Weiburg, and his three grandchildren, Kristin (Matt) LaFontaine, Erin Burke and Kristi Weiburg.  Tom is also survived by his two great grandchildren, Will and Gavin LaFontaine.   

Tom will be remembered for his kindness, his sense of humor and his unwavering devotion to family. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the St. Anthony Health Foundation or to ALS at



4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, May 24, 2024
William E. Law Inc.
1 ​Jerusalem Avenue
Massapequa, New York, United States
(516) 541-8070

Funeral Mass

9:45 am
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Maria Regina RC Church
3945 Jerusalem Avenue
Seaford, New York, United States


Calverton National Cemetery
Princeton Blvd.
Calverton, New York, United States
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