Carol Ann Burke of Winthrop, MA was called home to God in his kingdom on February 4, 2021. She was 78 years old. Born in East Boston, she was the cherished daughter of the late John J. and Mary O. (MacCormick) Burke Sr.
Carol attended the Fitton Catholic High School in East Boston and then went on to graduate from the St. Thomas Aquinas Secretarial School in Milton, MA. Carol was a long-term employee of the New England Telephone and Verizon Company, where she eventually retired from a high-level managerial position. She was a devoted member of St. John the Evangelist Church as well as a lifelong member of the Catholic Women’s Club. Carol was an especially caring person and was known to be generous to a fault. Carol supported many charitable causes, especially the veteran’s home where her late brother Fran resided for many years. Carol loved to travel and was particularly fond of the arts. Carol lived her life to high standards, and was steadfast and firm in her beliefs. Many will remember Carol as a tiny person, with the biggest of hearts. Put simply, Carol was a very special lady. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and many friends.
Carol was the dear sister of Robert H. “Bob” Burke and his wife Grace of Winthrop, the late Rita DiSilvio and her late husband Frank, the late Theresa M. Davis and her late husband Walter, and the late John J. Burke Jr. and the late Francis E. Burke. Carol was the proud “Auntie” to Karen Sirianni and her husband Anthony, Rob Burke and his wife Colleen, the late Joseph Burke and his surviving wife Tina, Frank DiSilvio, Michael DiSilvio and his wife Lanae, and John and Kevin Burke. She is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews.
Due to the current pandemic, funeral services for Carol will be private. A Celebration of Life and Mass will be held at a later date when conditions have improved. Donations in her memory can be made to WGBH TV Boston and to Jeff’s Place in Framingham in honor of Carol’s late nephew, Joseph Burke.