Peter Jude Rourke

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  • "Anne and family, So sorry for your loss. May fond memories..."
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    - Sharon Dunham
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Rourke, Peter Jude ALBANY Peter J. Rourke, 57, of Colonie, entered into eternal life on January 11, 2018, peacefully in his home. Peter was born in Albany on November 25, 1960, to the late Mary and Thomas Rourke. He was a graduate of the University at Albany, SUNY. Peter's Irish wit, humor and intelligence will be cherished in our hearts forever. He was a loyal family man whose pride and joy was his nieces and nephews; and he loved discussing literature, music and baseball. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Thomas, in January, 1943; and sister, MaryBeth Rourke, in February, 2000. He is survived by his siblings, Thomas (Jan) Rourke, Susan (Chris) Russo, and Anne (Lee) Hilt; his nephews and nieces, Christopher (Kim), Michael (Cheryl), Matthew (Kaylee), Liam, Moira, and Patrick; great-nephews and nieces, Danny, Jimmy, Caroline, Joseph and Cristal; and many loving cousins. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Christ our Light Church and Blessed Sacrament for their prayers and kind messages that were sent, and to Sharon, Eric, Ron, Kathy, Tony, Nancy B., Dan and Cindy for their unwavering friendship and kindness. We would also like to thank Dr. Hauser, Linda, and Colonie EMS for their care and compassion. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Peter's family on Sunday, January 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany. Funeral services on Monday, January 15, at 9:45 a.m. in McVeigh Funeral Home, thence to Blessed Sacrament Church, Albany, at 10:30 a.m. where his funeral Mass will be celebrated. The Rite of Committal will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands immediately following the Mass. Those wishing to remember Peter in a special way may send donations to the Christ Our Light Food Pantry at 1 Maria Drive, Albany, NY 12211, or the Blessed Sacrament Food Pantry at 607 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206, in the name of Peter J. Rourke. To leave a special message for the family, light a candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services visit

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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 13, 2018