WEST BOYLSTON - William J. Burke, 67, of West Boylston, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Mr. Burke was born in Newton, the son, of William Burke and Mary (Clancy) Burke. He was a graduate of Boston State College and Wentworth Institute. He received his master's degree from Kennedy Western University. He was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, serving on the U.S.S. Willis A. Lee and U.S.S. Shenandoah. He worked first as a quality control engineer for the U.S. Navy, then AVCO, Raytheon and Lincoln Labs. He retired as a systems engineer for the U.S. Air Force at Hanscom Air Force Base in 2013. He enjoyed Irish music, and was a talented guitar and banjo player and singer. With his friend and bandmate, Paul Kelly, Mr. Burke played and sang throughout many Irish clubs and restaurants in the Boston area. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Disabled American Veterans, the Harold Keith American Legion Post and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. He enjoyed gardening, watching B... http://www.telegram.com/article/20151228/NEWS/151229288
October. The move proved to be a thorn in the side of local flower shops.
“I just want to get my job done and make my customers happy," said Markelle Burke, owner of Cherryland Floral & Gifts Inc., 1208 S. Garfield. “You get these customers that are so upset about it.”
Munson instituted new rules three months ago that ended Saturday flower deliveries to patient rooms. The new rules also cut the latest time shops are allowed to drop off flowers for delivery to patient rooms Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday flower delivery already was not an option at Munson.
Hospital rules long have required that flower shops drop flowers at a specified loading dock. Hospital staff regularly check that area, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and deliver flowers to patient rooms, said Theresa Stachnik, Munson Manager of Volunteer Services & Gift Shop.
Margaret Edgington, co-owner of The Flower Station, 341 W. Front St., said before the new rules took effect florists were allowed on Saturdays to take arrangements directly to nurses stations. An Oct. 6 memorandum from MMC Volunteer Services stated, "Previous Saturday rules are no longer permitted."
"Our first priority is taking care of patients," said Ian Jones,... http://www.record-eagle.com/news/business/hospital-delivery-policy-irks-flower-shops/article_a573b4aa-69c3-5702-8500-26ea42c26411.html
Drogheda last month died from his injuries in hospital.
Independent councillor and former Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke demanded that the area of yesterday’s fatality be immediately closed to heavy goods vehicles.
"My heart goes out to the family of that poor young lady. This was a death that did not have to happen," he said.