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Sr. Margaret O'Rourke DMJ


1932 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Sr. Margaret O'Rourke DMJ Obituary
January 23, 1932 - September 25, 2016 Sister Margaret entered into eternal life on Sunday, September 25, 2016 after an extended illness. She was born in Knocknagoshel, County Kerry, Ireland on January 23, 1932 to Michael and Teresa O'Rourke, the third of four children. She is survived by her brother Pascal and numerous nephews and nieces. An excellent and wholehearted educator, Margaret taught in schools in the Los Angeles Archdiocese (Our Lady of Peace, North Hills; St. Paul the Apostle, Westwood; Our Lady of the Rosary, Paramount). She also served as Supervisor of the Department of Education in the Archdiocese of San Francisco and as teacher at St. Michael School, Daly City. Her term on the Congregational Leadership Team of the Daughters of Mary and Joseph was marked by dedication and genuine caring. In 1982, Margaret was missioned to Uganda where she spent 14 years. On her return she served as Parish Sister at St. Athanasius, Long Beach. In retirement she volunteered at SAVES, St. Augustine Church, Culver City. Margaret's full life was influenced by her great concern for justice, especially for people on the margins. We are deeply grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Torrance Memorial Hospital and to the Hospice staff and caregivers at Marian Residence. Funeral Services will be held at Holy Cross Mortuary Chapel, 5835 Slauson Ave., Culver City, CA 90230, on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. Condolences may be registered at MeM.com. Memorials in Sister's name may be made to: Daughters of Mary and Joseph Retirement Fund, 5300 Crest Rd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2016
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