SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Wayne L. Burke, 83, died Sunday, July 30 at the Springfield Health and Rehab Center. He was born in Springfield, Vermont on August 2, 1933 a son of Sydney P. and Beatrice E. (Putnam) Burke. He attended school in Springfield during which he worked at the First National Store and graduated from Springfield High School in 1953. He spent the next 10.5 years serving in the United States Marine Corps. After his discharge he worked at J & L for 26 years, and then went on to work for the Springfield School System, and Readex.
In his free time Wayne enjoyed being with family, friends and his beloved cat Sid. He also enjoyed gardening and baseball.
He was predeceased by his parents, four sisters Blanche Lorinovich, Patricia Nelson, Ruth Burke and Colleen Fisk; and five brothers Norman, Edward, Warren, Richard and Robert Burke.
He is survived by brother Lyle of Charlotte, N.C. and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield on Wednesday, August 2 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 3 at Davis Memorial Chapel, Reverend Gerry Piper will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery in Springfield.