Daniel L. Burke, age 58

of Quincy

Daniel L. Burke, age 58

Daniel L. Burke, age 58, died, peacefully, Friday, April 2, 2021 at the Carney Hospital in Dorchester.

Dan was born, raised, and educated in Mattapan. He graduated from Saint Gregory’s Elementary School in Dorchester and Catholic Memorial High School in West Roxbury, Class of 1981. He lived in Quincy for five years, previously in South Boston for most of his life.

He worked for thirty-five years as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service. Dan especially enjoyed his relationships with the residents and business proprietors whom he delivered to. He was delighted to have a pizza named after him at Schoolhouse Pizza in Quincy Square called “Danny the Mailman Special Delivery”.

Dan, like his father, enjoyed cooking, golfing, and singing.

Beloved son of the late Weston J. and Catherine V. (Leonard) Burke.

Devoted brother of Weston Burke of Weymouth, Paul Burke of Mansfield, Kathleen Burke of Rockland, Edward Burke of Va., Francis Burke of Port Jefferson, N.Y., and Nancy Griffin of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Dan is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In light of current events, memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

For those who wish, donations in Dan’s memory may be made to Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

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  • I will mostly miss waxing nostalgic with you. You will surely be missed, little brother.

  • Dear Dan my best friend, I still can’t believe that your not here with us right now. I miss our daily outings that we would always go on my good friend. You know how much you have always reminded me of my own Father and Uncles my buddy. My dearest friend you don’t even know how much you were loved, admired and cherished. I never new what true friendship was Dan until I met you. You were always able to make me smile and laugh whenever I’d be down in the dumps. You will always be in my thoughts, my heart and my prayers Dano. Your very dearest friend, Erik Olsen.

  • Hey Danny boy, you were a joy in our lives from the moment we met at the good ole Quincy post office, I’m sad you are gone & realize your struggles were hard & even through those you were a truly great person, we had so much fun over the years & you in the band at the yard rock we’re my favorites, Rest In Peace my brother, love you long time, Kathy Loo 😘❣️

  • I will miss you little brother especially our trips down memory lane. Lots of laughs. Love you Danny 🙏🏻❤️

  • Danny was the smartest of the seven children in terms of native intelligence, in my opinion. He had an athletic mind, kind of like his uncle Jim, who was, ironically, the first in the family to earn a PhD. His mind worked faster than his mouth and you had to pay attention or you wouldn’t follow the leaps and connections he made when he spoke, and you might mistakenly feel he wasn’t making sense. He could converse like a stand-up comic and in fact would often command, after saying something that had the desired effect on his listener, “Write that down.” He could be merciless against pretention, one of his great attributes. He used to refer to me — dripping with sarcasm — as Dick Cavittt when I would ramble on. He lived his life on his terms. and while it probably shaved a few years off his life, he lived a fuller life than most. He leaves a huge hole in my life — all our lives, I guess. I miss him terribly. But , Danny, I know you’ll always be with me in some way. And I can live with that.

  • CHEERS TO YOU DAN FOR LIVING A FULL AND HAPPY LIFE AND CHEERS TO YOUR GENEROUS AND AFFABLE SPIRIT. LOVED BY ALL YOU MET, YOUNG AND OLD, BRINGING EACH A WONDERFUL SMILE AND A READY LAUGH.. IT’S BEEN AN ABSOLUTE PLEASURE KNOWING YOU AND ESPECIALLY HAVING YOU AS MY CONSTANT SUPPORTIVE FRIEND AND BROTHER. HOW BLESSED AM I . ( : UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, I LOVE YOU, YOUR SISTER KATHY LOU XOXOXO

  • I love you Uncle Danny and will always remember my older brother and I walking along the beach with you when he and I were kids. You’d pick up shells and tell us about what we saw in the sand. I remember you picking up fish hooks people had left behind so no one would step on them later, telling us to watch where we step. I remember this moment very clearly because it was such a simple action you did so easily that would prevent future pain for someone else, help make someone else’s path easier. You brought joy and laughter to many, you helped make many paths easier. I wish your spirit well and you will be missed.

  • My dad, about 20 and serving somewhere on a boat remembered someone kicking his bunk and shouting, “Hey, Burke, just got word, it’s a BOY! Congrats!” He rolled over and mumbled , “Nah, it’s a another BROTHER!” and went back to sleep. Dad so loved his baby brother, and it devastated him to think about no longer being able to meet Dan for breakfast to play catch up. I picture Gram and Grampa with their oldest and youngest, all catching up and laughing and having deep discussions while playing “spoons”! Lots of love, Dan. Rest now.

  • Dan the Man I still can’t believe you’re gone you will be truly deeply missed everyday you are one of my best friends you could always make me laugh always had my back and you always made sure I followed course and stayed out of trouble then I want to thank you for all that you’ve done your legacy will live on I’ll make sure say hi to my dad for me in Heaven with much love your friend Danny
    now you can finally be at peace rest easy!

  • You will be missed so much, Dan. We became neighbors in 2016 and I will never forget your kindness, generosity and your caring spirit. I loved listening to your life and family stories in the evenings outside the house. I will always remember how you took care of cats that you were so fond of. You lived a simple life that touched so many hearts. Rest In Peace, dear friend and neighbor Dan..

  • Dan, you were a great guy. I’m lucky to have known you. I’ll always remember your quick wit, few could beat that.

  • Dan, I’m still in disbelief that you’re really gone. Although we only knew each other a brief time, you made such an impact on my life. You’re quick wit and sense of humor reminded me of my dad who passed in 2015. I think you two would’ve been great friends, given the chance. I’ll not only miss the many laughs you gave, and there were many. But, more so, I’ll miss our conversations about life. You taught me so much in such a little time. It won’t be the same around here without you buddy. Thank you for being you. I’m honored to call you my friend and I will never forget you. Rest easy my friend. Until we meet again.
    Your pal,
    Nick

  • I know we didn’t always get along but we always gave respect to each other .well until we meet again with a heavy only love my brother.