Our brother Fr Eddie (Giles) Burke OFM went home to the Lord on 12th August. He was 92 years of age. He was a member of the Dún Mhuire fraternity in Killiney, Co Dublin.

Born and reared in Dublin city, Eddie joined the Franciscans in 1947 when he entered the novitiate in Killarney friary. After making his First Profession in September 1948 he studied in Galway and Rome. He was ordained a priest in Rome in 1956.

Eddie was assigned to the Franciscan College Gormanston. During his many decades there he was a beloved teacher and a successful athletic coach.

He is deeply regretted by his sisters Marie and Agnes, his nephews Breen and Eamon, and the wider family, and by his Franciscan brothers.

The Funeral Mass takes place on Monday 16th August at 12 noon in Adam and Eve’s church, Merchants’ Quay, Dublin, followed by burial in the Franciscan College, Gormanston.

The Mass will be livestreamed on churchtv.ie

May our dear brother rest in the peace of Christ.