James S. Burba

  • Born: September 12, 1941
  • Died: May 25, 2020
  • Location: Stoughton, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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James S. Burba Sr., 78, a life long resident of Stoughton, passed away suddenly Monday, May 25, 2020 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, of Covid 19. He was the loving husband of 55 years of Joan M. (Hern) Burba. Born in Stoughton, he was raised and educated in Stoughton and was a graduate of Stoughton High School, Class of 1959. Mr Burba was a longtime beloved and active member of New England Regional Council of Carpenters, Local 624 in Randolph and held several elected positions, including President of the Executive Board. He retired as the Business Representative several years ago. Jim was active with charity and volunteer services within the union, including being one of the founders of the Homes For Troops program. He also volunteered in Stoughton by helping to build handicapped ramps. In addition to the Union, Jim was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus,Council 200, Stoughton. In his free time, he enjoyed reading, his computer and spending time with his loving family. Jim also enjoyed telling a good joke or story. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

In addition to his wife, Jim was the cherished father of; John T. Burba and James S. Burba, Jr., both of Stoughton and Jennifer L. Burba and her fiancé Todd Corrigan of Attleboro. He was the brother of the late John T. Burba and is the grandfather of Joshua V. Burba of Plymouth and Brianna L. Burba of Marshfield. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic, his funeral services were private with a celebration of his life to be celebrated in the future. Donations in his memory maybe made Shriners Hospital for Children, 51 Blossom St, Boston, MA 02114 or to St. Jude's Hosiptal for Children, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Obituary and directions at www.farleyfh.com

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of my cousin Jim, Joan I am so sorry I was heart broken when I heard. I hope that we can celebrate Jim when this craziness is over and I can give you a hug. I can only imagine what you are your children are going through. My thoughts and prayers are we you and yours - much love Jolene

Posted by Jolene Springfield - Marborough, MA   June 07, 2020

Joan, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Though our conversations were not frequent, it was always such fun to get caught up over the phone. He was always positive and spoke highly of his family. I wish you peace in this time of loss. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Suzy Butba - Hull, MA - Family   June 04, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss. I'm grandson of George Albertini Sr.

Posted by Anthony Albertini - Hubert, NC - Family   June 04, 2020

Im so sorry to hear of Jims passing.
He was a good friend back in the day.
I remember the good times we had at SHS.
Hope you stay well !

Posted by Marsha Shapiro Carpenter - Friend   June 02, 2020

So sorry for your sudden loss, Joan. My condolences and prayers to you and the family.
R.I.P. Jim,
Cheryl (LePage) Diltz

Posted by Cheryl Diltz - San Jose, CA - Family   May 31, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Jim was a great guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Shawn Croke - Friend   May 30, 2020

Joan & family
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember many conversations with Jim and will miss
his knowledge and quick wit. R.I.P.
Gerry Goulston

Posted by Gerry Goulston - Stoughton, MA - Friend   May 30, 2020

Joan, I was so sorry to hear about Jim, my ❤ goes out to u, he was the nicest man, he help my son Robbie in the union my son is very appreciative to him for what he did for him. Great guy and will be missed

Posted by Janet Bean - West Bridgewater, MA - Family Friend   May 29, 2020


Posted by Janet Beanfriend - West Bridgewater, MA - Friend   May 29, 2020

My sincerest condolences to James's family. What a great man. I am so sorry to see him go. James worked w/ my father Robert Rubicine and myself in The Carpenter's Union. I have wonderful memories of working and learning alongside him and my father at the start of my own union career. He was an incredible man whom I admired very much. Sincerely, James Rubicine

Posted by James Rubicine - Brockton, MA - Family Friend   May 28, 2020

Dear Joan I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. My heart knows the grief you are going thru. We have such great memories of our days with the union and the fun trips we had together. Bob and Jim were a good team and we could always count on them for some good laughs. I pray God's comfort for you and your family as you go thru this hurtful time.

Posted by Kate Rubicine - Bridgewater, MA - Friend   May 28, 2020

Joan and family I am so sad to hear about Jim he was such a nice man and I'm glad I was fortunate enough to know him! You will be in our prayers and may Jim Rest In Peace. sincerely Susan Pires and Family

Posted by Susan Pires - Charlotte, NC - Friend   May 28, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Thoughts and prayers to Joan and family.

Posted by George Connell - Bridgewater, MA   May 28, 2020

Deepest condolences to Joan and family. I grew up knowing Jimmy as my parent's (Stan and Jan McKee) friend, along with his brother, John. Jimmy was a wonderful, sweet man, who always had a kind word and a smile. Among family friends, he was always one of my favorites. I know he will be sorely missed by many, and I am thankful I was lucky enough to know him. God Bless you, Jimmy.

Posted by Gina Waite - West Warwick, RI   May 28, 2020

Thoughts and Prayers to the entire Burba Family. I remember Jim and Joan helping with the committee of Troop 57 many years ago when Jim Jr was in Scouting.

Posted by John Fernandez - Ocala, FL - Acquaintance   May 27, 2020

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