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Joan M. (Healy) O'Rourke, 81.

WORCESTER Joan M. (Healy) O'Rourke, 81, formerly of 263 Stafford Street, died peacefully Monday, October 19th.

She leaves her husband of 48 years, Michael O'Rourke; three daughters, Mary Sweet and her husband Michael of Spencer, Kathleen Lavin and her husband Mark of Worcester and Bridget Sonnier and her husband Eric of Cherry Valley Cherry Valley can refer to several places:

Places in the United States:
  • Cherry Valley, Illinois
  • Cherry Valley, California
  • Cherry Valley, Pennsylvania
  • Cherry Valley (town), New York site of the Cherry Valley massacre
; three grandchildren GRANDCHILDREN, domestic relations. The children of one's children. Sometimes these may claim bequests given in a will to children, though in general they can make no such claim. 6 Co. 16. , whom she adored, Tiffany Sonnier Dotson and Hannah and Michael Sweet; two sisters, Bridie A bridie or Forfar bridie is a Scottish type of meat pastry or pie, originally from the town of Forfar, similar to a Cornish pasty in shape, but the pastry is not as hard and no potato is used.  O'Shea of Ireland and Sheila Farley of England; 38 nephews and nieces, all of Ireland and many nephews and nieces in Massachusetts. Six brothers, Jerh, Timmy, Den, John, James and Pats Healy predeceased her.

Mrs. O'Rourke was born in Headford, County Kerry “Kerry” redirects here. For other uses, see Kerry (disambiguation).
County Kerry (Irish: Contae ChiarraĆ­) is a county in the south west of Ireland, in the Munster province of the Republic of Ireland, informally referred
, Ireland, the daughter of Paddy and Bridget (Doherty) Healy, and came to America when she was 21. She graduated from South High Community School in 1981 at the age of 53. Mrs. O'Rourke worked at Worcester State Hospital, was a lunch lady at both New Ludlow School and South High Community School and was a volunteer at Our Lady of the Angels School. She was a member and lector at Our Lady of the Angels Church, and was a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is an Irish-Catholic fraternal organization. Members must be Catholic and either Irish born or of Irish descent. Its largest membership is now in the United States, where it was founded in New York in 1836. .

Mrs. O'Rourke enjoyed traveling, especially to Ireland and Hampton Beach. She was an avid Red Sox and Kerry Football fan. She loved to sing and dance to Irish music and especially enjoyed spending time with her daughters, grandchildren and her three best friends, Joan Leary, Bridie Lucey and Mary Murphy Mary Murphy may refer to:
  • Mary Murphy (reporter), a reporter and anchorwoman for WPIX-TV
  • Mary Murphy (actress), an American actress.
  • Mary Murphy (choreographer), an American choreographer.
.

The funeral is Friday, October 23rd from O'CONNOR BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, 592 Park Avenue, with a Mass at 10:00 AM in Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, October 22nd from 5:00 until 8:00 PM in the funeral home. Members of the Ladies AOH AOH
abbr.
Ancient Order of Hibernians
 will conduct a ritual in the funeral home at 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1222 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603.

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Date:Oct 21, 2009
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