Bill Burke, banker to the Irish community, passed away at 76
One of the New York Irish community’s most prominent business and banking leaders of recent decades, Bill Burke, has died aged 76. Burke, the Grand Marshal of the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1988, was a native of Tubbercurry, County Sligo and was immensely proud of his roots in the county. Burke had a distinguished career in banking that included a number of years with Bank of Ireland when it had a flagship office on Fifth Avenue. His peak career years, however, were with Country Bank where he rose to the rank of president. Read more about Bill Burke.