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Brendan T. Burke

November 25, 1946 — January 30, 2024


Brendan T. Burke

Brendan T Burke, 77 of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024.  


Born on November 25, 1946, in Staten Island, NY he was the son of (the late) Mary Burke (Kelly) and James Burke.  


Brendan is predeceased by his brother Kenneth Burke. He is survived by his loving wife Betsy, of 54 years, their children; Terrence (Kristen), Bridget Cummings (Glenn), Maura Lewis (Steven), Patrick (Susan) and his grandchildren; Lara, Owen, Marin, Finn, Mariana, Molly, Riley, Emily and Maeve.  


A decorated Marine who served in Vietnam, Brendan was also a dedicated member of the Marist College community and served on the Board of Trustees for over 20 years.  A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Brendan loved to make people laugh and bring people together, always. To know Brendan was to love Brendan. 


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Veterans Victory House, 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro SC 29488. Please specify Brendan Burke.


Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to James Island, 347 Folly Rd, Charleston, SC 29412, 843-614-8494.



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