The following obituary was posted to the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home website.
David Warren "Peter" Burke, of Charlestown, formerly of Eastham, New York and Brookline, passed away on April 18, 2014.
Beloved husband of Beatrice C. "Trixie" (Pollock) Burke. Loving father of David Warren Burke, Jr. of Manhattan, NY., Terence O'Neil Burke of Melrose, Brendan McFeat Burke of Brooklyn, NY., Owen Roe Burke of Los Angeles, CA., and Kathleen Cecile Laird of Bolton. Dear brother of Constance N. Curtis of Milton and the late William H. Burke, Jr., Virginia Meehan and Carol Oulton. Also survived by his ten cherished grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Veteran U.S. Army. David served for President John F. Kennedy's Labor Management Advisory Committee, he was first Chief of Staff to Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Executive Vice President of The Dreyfus Corp., Chief of Staff for New York Governor Hugh Carey, Executive Vice President ABC News, President CBS News, and First Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors appointed by President William J. "Bill" Clinton.
A funeral will take place from the Bell-O'Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., in Brookline on Wednesday morning at 9:10 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited.
Visiting hours in the funeral home on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment Orleans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations made to:
The Packard Society at Tufts University
P.O. Box 3306
Boston, MA 02241-3306