John L. Burque, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in the comfort of his own home.
He leaves his wife of over 64 years, Gloria (Duquette) Burque, a son, Peter Burque and his wife Darline of Brookfield, two daughters, Monica Blouin and her husband Richard and Patty Denning and her husband Don all of Charlton.
Grandchildren; Steve Burque (Jess), Laurie Sutherland (Mike), Heather DeCiero (Matt), Peter Blouin and partner Molly Gregas, Michael Blouin (Katie), Jennie Walsh (Marty), Nick Blouin (Danyelle), Alicia Morrison (Dempsey),Jess Denning and partner Rob Gilchest.
Great grandchildren; Nora and Arlo Blouin, Abigail Burque, Burque and Lucille Sutherland, Daniel Walsh, Quinn Blouin, Madison Gilchest and was awaiting the arrival of another great grandson.
He also leaves many nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law, Willy Duquette (Linda), and sister-in-law, Sylvia Sheldon and his beloved Hospice caregivers, Sarah and Virginia and all the caring people at Southbridge Rehab. Center.
John was born in Worcester, son of the late Emile and Rose (Demers) Burque. He was predeceased by a grandson, Richard Blouin, Jr. and3 brothers, Raymond, Joseph and Paul Burque.
John served his country proudly during WWII and Korea and then spent more time serving and then retiring as a Chief Petty Officer from the U.S. Coast Guard, he later worked for 26 years for Pratt-Whitney Aircraft as a quality control inspector.
He was a devoted member of St. Joseph’s Church.
Calling hours for John will be Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5-8pm at St. Joseph’s Church, 10 H-Putnam Rd., Ext. in Charlton.
His Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 10 AM also in St. Joseph’s Church, followed by burial with Military Honors at New Notre Dame Cemetery, Woodstock Rd., Southbridge.
In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Western and Central MA., 1325 Springfield St., Suite #12, Feeding Hill, MA. 01030 or to a Hospice program of your choice, or to St. Joseph’s Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 338, Charlton City, MA. 01508.
The ROBERT J. MILLER-CHARLTON FUNERAL HOME, 175 Old Worcester Rd is Honored to be assisting the the Burque family with arrangements.
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