|
Home
Services
Sullivan Funeral Home
45 East Water Street
Rockland, MA 02370
781-878-0920
Resources
More Obituaries for MARY ROURKE
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

MARY E. ROURKE


1925 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
MARY E. ROURKE Obituary
ROURKE, Mary E. Mary E. Rourke of Abington passed away peacefully on August 6, 2018. She was born on June 26th 1925 in Lewiston, Maine and grew up in Auburn, Maine. She was the oldest of 3 children born to Frank and Anne Turgeon. She graduated from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA and received her Masters from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Mary was employed at Arthur D. Little Inc. in Cambridge for 25 years until her retirement in 1991. Following her retirement Mary became a trustee and later chairman of the Board at the Dyer Memorial Library in Abington. She was a member of the East Bridgewater Branch of the Old Colony YMCA for over 20 years participating in water aerobics and various trips & outings. Mary and her husband Ed were volunteer supporters at Boston College High School, Saint Bridget's Church & School in Abington, the Abington Little League, as well as the Abington Murphy Club Pee Wee & Midget Football teams for many years. Their support included attending many sporting events for their four sons from Pee Wee football through high school, college, and on to the NFL Super Bowl. Mary is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 37 years Edward J. Rourke Sr. and by her parents Frank and Anne Turgeon along with her sister Ruth McDonough and brother Frank Turgeon Jr. Mary is survived by her four sons Edward Jr. and his wife Lynn, James and his wife Carol, Charles and his wife Susan, Mark and his wife Carmen. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren Kristin, Alanna, Kara, Timothy, Mark Jr, Pearl, and Matthew. Mary will be forever remembered by her nieces, nephews, and extended family of cousins and dear friends. Visiting hours at the Sullivan Funeral Home, 45 E. Water St, Rockland, on Friday August 10th from 4-8 PM. Funeral mass will be celebrated at Saint Bridget Church, 455 Plymouth St, Abington, on Saturday August 11th at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Saint Patrick's Cemetery, West Water St, Rockland. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Saint Bridget's Parish, Society of ST Vincent de Paul Charity. For directions and online guestbook visit www.SullivanFuneralHomes.com
Published in The Boston Globe on Aug. 9, 2018
Read More
Planning Guide
Free funeral planning guide compliments of Sullivan Funeral Home