Stephen J. Burke Sr.
DANIELSON — Stephen J. Burke Sr., 71, of Junior Ave. died April 24, 2021 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was the husband of Joyce (D’Arezzo) Burke. Born in 1949 in Providence, he was the son of the late Thomas and Helena (Reynolds) Burke.
Stephen worked as a self-employed mechanical and industrial design engineer for 22 years on many projects including endoscope cameras, razors, toys, packaging machines, optics, pneumatics, hydraulics and custom switch gears.
He was an active member of the Appalachian Mountain Club. He enjoyed listening to ‘70s rock music, reading, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, camping, canoeing and the outdoors.
In addition to his wife, he leaves his son, Stephen Burke Jr. (Christina) of Cumberland, R.I.; his daughter Tara Enda (Brian) of E. Brunswick, N.J.; and grandchildren Thomas Burke and Sean Enda.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. May 1 at the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St, Putnam. Donations:; or to the Paws Cat Shelter at


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