Brian Martin Bourke, aka Double B, 49, of Ponte Vedra, Florida, was born on April 13, 1972, and sadly passed away on November 9, 2021.
Brian grew up in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY, where he loved being part of the neighborhood. He was so proud to be from Jackson Heights and cherished his lifelong friends from there. He attended St. Joan of Arc Elementary School and McClancy High School where he played basketball, baseball, and participated in the high jump on the track team for the Crusaders.
After high school, Brian joined the New York Police Department. He proudly worked with the 110 Precinct, Queens Warrant Division, Real Time Crime Center, 9/11 First Responder, Chief of Detectives Office, and was promoted to 2nd Grade Detective at 1 Police Plaza. He loved being part of the NYPD family and treasured the friendships and relationships he made over the years.
After a decorated NYPD career, Brian moved his family (wife Lori and children: Connor, Dylan & Katelyn) to Ponte Vedra, Florida. He couldn't wait to enjoy the warm weather, many rounds of golf, and a relaxing retirement with his family. As they became involved with community events and their children's games and activities, Brian and Lori quickly became part of the Ponte Vedra community. After two years of being retired, Brian secured employment at Nease High School as their parking lot coordinator. This was a perfect position for him because it gave him the opportunity to welcome students and guests at the front gate every morning with his typical Double B smile. The students and faculty instantly recognized Brian's genuine and friendly disposition, and lovingly coined him the "Nease Mayor." Brian truly loved his neighbors & friends in the Nocatee Community.
Brian was best known for his outgoing, energetic personality, always greeting people with a smile, handshake, fist bump or a pat on the back...and he always had a story that would make you laugh. He was a loyal fan of his NY teams- Rangers, Giants, Mets, Knicks, and the St. John's Redmen. As for music, it was all about The Boss; he attended up to 40 Bruce Springsteen concerts and would always have Bruce's music playing nearby.
Brian was taken from us too soon, but it is comforting to know his life had such a positive impact on so many. He is survived by the most important people in his life: his beautiful wife, Lori, his adoring children, Connor, Dylan, & Katelyn, their dog Kobe, his loving mother, Elizabeth, his best friend and brother Kevin, nieces, nephews, and a vast extended family who loved him dearly.
A Visitation will be held Monday, November 15, 2021, from 5-8 pm at Ponte Vedra Valley. The Funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 2 pm at St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Nocatee, immediately followed by burial at Ponte Vedra Valley.
Rest in Peace Double B!!!