Burley, Edward A.

Edward A. Burley

BURLEY Edward A Burley, 83, of Fleming Island Florida, formerly of Bay Shore and Brooklyn, New York. Ed is survived by Mary, his wife of 55 years and their fours sons: Edward (Julie), Brian, James (Nicole) and Bill (Lisa), and seven grandchildren. Ed is also survived by his brother Tom (Anne) of Highland Falls, New York. Ed was a veteran of the Korean conflict and a retiree of the Long Island Rail Road. He was an avid golfer the past 13 years in Florida, playing out of the Eagle Harbor golf club in Fleming Island. He was also a member of Green Cove Springs Elks Lodge #1892. A wake will be held at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park, Florida on Monday November 28th from 5-7PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, November 29th, 11am, at St. Lukes Roman Catholic Church, 1606 Blanding Blvd, Middleburg. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to St. Jude Childrens Hospital in Eds memory. www.stjude.org Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com


5. Why do you still wear the bracelets? “We were married 59 years,” Burley said. “Wherever I go people stop and ask about the bracelets. I say Ed had a guardian angel during the war. I recently met an English woman at Heritage Village. We discussed the bracelets, the Mighty 8th and Ed. He was such a good man and we had a wonderful life together. When people ask about the bracelets, I get to share Ed’s story and talk about my husband, my hero.”