of Dracut, Marine Vet; 65
DRACUT -- Kevin Rourke, 65, died Friday, February 8th, 2013, at D'Youville Senior Care in Lowell surrounded by his loving family.
Kevin was born on August 25, 1947 in Lowell, he was the son of the late Daniel L. Rourke and Mary F. (Creegan) Rourke.
Kevin was a graduate of Dracut High School. He then continued to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corp. during the Vietnam War until he was honorably discharged in 1972.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Siliconix in Waltham as well as Hamilton Avnet in Peabody.
In his free time, Kevin was a member of the Billerica Elks, as well as the American Legion in Burlington where he was a past Commander. He was also an avid Red Sox fan and enjoyed golfing. But his most cherished time was spent with his family, especially the time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Heather Pintal and her husband, Eric of Dracut, and Brian Rourke and his wife, Lynne of Dracut; his former wife, Joan (Sheppard) (Rourke) Adams of Dracut; his siblings, Daniel Rourke and his wife, Jan O'Leary of Dracut, and Karen Stockham and her husband, David of Ohio; five grandchildren, Ava, Ethan, Maeve and Rourke Pintal and Ryann Rourke; and his beloved dog, "Coco"; as well as several nieces and nephews. Kevin will be missed by many including his relatives, extended family and friends.
Kevin is predeceased by his son, Kevin Patrick Rourke, and his brother, Lawrence Rourke.
ROURKE -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, on Saturday, February 16th from 10 AM until 12 PM. His Funeral Service will follow in the Funeral Home at 12 PM. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kevin's name to The
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123. Arrangements entrusted to the care of DRACUT FUNERAL HOME. For directions or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit http://www.dracutfuneralhome.com
Published in Lowell Sun on Feb. 14, 2013