Montville - John M. Rourke, Jr., 78, of Old Colchester Rd., died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, in Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.
Mr. Rourke was born on June 6, 1931, in New Haven, the son of John and Lisette Rourke.
He was employed for many years in Sales at Conn. Wheel and Rim in Waterford. He retired in 1984.
Mr. Rourke is survived by his son, John M. Rourke III of Uncasville and his five daughters, Kimberly Earley of Uncasville, Gail Cohen of New York, Judith Perry of Michigan, Nadean Rudolph of Uncasville, Donna White of Tennessee; and his sister, Tass Rouurke of New Mexico; 18 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Beverly. He is also predeceased by two sons, Michael and Ronnie.
A Funeral Service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, in Fulton-Theroux Funeral Home, 13 Lake Ave., Niantic, CT 06357. A Calling Hour will be held one hour prior to the service at 6 p.m. on Friday. Interment will be private.
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Published in The Day on Feb. 10, 2010