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wWALTER (THE CAPTAIN) BURKE HAS LEFT US

WALTER (THE CAPAIN) BURKE. PLAYED FOOTBALL AND HUNG WITH NAMATH, HORNING AND MANY WEST ROXBURY ATHLETES. VISITED GREAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL VENUES WHERE WEST ROXBURY ATHLETES VISITED!

WALTER BURKE DIED ON CHRISTMAS EVE. WALTER OUTLIVED HIS FAMILY AND WAS 77 YRS.  HE WAS A LONG TIME MEMBER OF ST THERESA AVE AND ATTENDED ROSLINDALE HIGH AND BOSTON COLLEGE. WALTER(THE CAPTAIN) BURKE ALWAYS FOLLOWED WEST ROXBURY COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS. HE WOULD VISIT FOOTBALL VENUES AT BOSTON COLLEGE, NOTRE DAME, WAKEFOREST, MIAMI AND UMASS.  HE WAS ALSO FRIENDS OF BROADWAY JOE NAMATH, PAUL HORNUNG ALONG WITH "BO BELINSKY" THE PITCHER. THE CAPTAIN WAS A FIXTURE AT THE "OLD CHARLIES", NOW CALLED THE WEST.  HE ALSO VISITED BROADWAY JOE'S BAR IN BOSTON WHICH WAS OWNED BY NAMATH AND BOSTON PATRIOT JIM COCLOUGH. WALTER WAS "A WEST ROXBURY" GUY WHO WAS VERY PROUD OF THAT.  THE LATE BO HOLLAND GAVE HIM THE NICKNAME OF "THE CAPTAIN" WHICH LIVED WITH HIM FOR YEARS.

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James Roddy January 10, 2013 at 03:05 PM
Walter was a legend in his own time!
EDWARD HOLLAND January 19, 2013 at 10:13 PM
I just saw this! I think there is a little bit of Walter in many of us. By the C, by the C, by the ...

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