Obituary: John Michael Burke, 44

Obit - John Burke 2John Michael Burke, 44, of Southington, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Justine (LeVasseur) Burke.

Born July 29, 1971 in Waterbury he was the beloved son of John J. and Barbara Burke of Waterbury.

John received his Associates Degree from the Univ. of New Haven. He was the manager of the Hospitality Dept. at Waterbury Hospital. He practiced Buddhism, belonging to the Buddhist Monastery in Woodstock, NY and West Hartford. He was passionate about music and played the guitar and at one time had his own band. John was a sports enthusiast; he enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and the NY Yankees. He took great in assisting with coaching the boys various sports.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was the loving father of Jacob Miles and Nathan Daniel.  He also leaves a brother, Eugene Joseph Burke and wife Cheryl of Naugatuck; a nephew Garrett Burke; mother-in-law, Justine T. LeVasseur and George Paul Hagist, a sister-in-law, Jeanne LeVasseur. He was predeceased by a brother, James Burke, USAF.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in his memory to The American Diabetes Association, 2080 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT 06067

For online condolences and directions please visit www.dellavecchiafh.com

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