Very Rev. William Joseph Burke PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
Irish College Paris

Leap PP : 1975 – 14/8/1981

Leap Adm : 20/6/1974 – 1975

Skibbereen CC : 25/1/1969 – 20/6/1974

Blackpool CC : 4/7/1962 – 25/1/1969

Gurranabraher CC : 1961 – 4/7/1962

Carrigfada CC : 1945 – 1961

Cape Clear CC : 1943 – 1945

Ministry Abroad/Glasgow : 1938 – 1943

He was a nephew of the brothers, Fr. John Burke, C.C., Rosscarbery (1902-1905) and Very Rev. Jeremiah Burke, P.P., Barryroe (1918-1939)

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Cork Regional Hospital (C.U.H), Cork

Place Of Burial
St Mary’s Church Grounds, Leap, Co. Cork

Most Rev. Dr. Michael Murphy, Bishop of Cork & Ross, was the chief concelebrant of the concelebrated Requiem Mass. The co-concelebrants were: Very Rev. Jerome Casey, P.P., Rossmore; Very Rev. Tom McGrath, P.P., V.F., Rosscarbery; Rt. Rev. Mons. T Cahalane, Arizona; Very Rev. Timothy O’Donovan, P.P., Rath & Islands; Very Rev. Dr. Carthach McCarthy, P.P., Ballincollig, Rev. Fr’s. Patrick Breen, M.S.C., P. O’Leary, M.S.C., & T. Whelan, M.S.C., Myross Wood; Fr. F. Horgan, CSSP; Fr. John Calnan, C.C., South Parish; Fr’s D. and J. O’Driscoll, U.S.A. and Fr. Michael Cleary, C.C., Ardfield. The master of ceremonies, Fr. Dan McCarthy, C.C., Glandore.
The former Bishop of Cork & Ross, Most Rev. Dr. Cornelius Lucey was present in the sanctuary.