1949 – 2021
Danielson – Stephen J. Burke, Sr., 71, of Junior Ave. passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Joyce (D’Arezzo) Burke. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Thomas and Helena (Reynolds) Burke.
Stephen worked as a self-employed mechanical and industrial design engineer for 22 years on many projects including endoscope cameras, razors, toys, packaging machines, optics, pneumatics, hydraulics and custom switch gears. He was an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. He enjoyed listening to 70s rock music, reading, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, camping, canoeing and the outdoors, and especially loved cats and spending time with his grandkids.
In addition to his wife, Stephen is survived by his son, Stephen Burke, Jr. and his wife Christina of Cumberland, RI, his daughter Tara Enda and her husband Brian of East Brunswick, NJ, and grandchildren Thomas Burke and Sean Enda.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the mountWashington.thankyou4caring.org or to the Paws Cat Shelter at www.woodstockcats.org/donate.html. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.co