Obituary of Jeannette K. O'Rourke

JEANNETTE K. (OLSON) O'ROURKE - 62, of Reading, formerly of Woburn, October 11th at Winchester Hospital. Beloved wife of 37 years to James F. O'Rourke. Loving sister to John Carchide, and wife Jacqueline of Stoneham, Mary Sousa, and husband Thomas of Maine, Ruth Clarke, husband Stephen of Woburn and Anthony Carchide of Lynn. Very special sister-in-law to Kathleen Sousa of Burlington, John O'Rourke, and wife Ellen of Ossipee, NH, Robert O'Rourke, and wife Karen of Florida, Patricia Frisch, and husband Jeff also of Florida and Mary Ellen Emerson, and husband Robert of Stoneham. Cherished aunt to many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Loving daughter of the late Anthony and Karen (Reagan) Carchide and sister to the late Tina Carchide. At Jeannette's request all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch- Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.

OBITUARY

Jeannette K. (Olson) O'Rourke, 62, a longtime resident of Woburn and more recently of Reading, died peacefully, Wednesday, October 11th at Winchester Hospital with her family by her side. She was the beloved wife of James F. O'Rourke with whom she would have celebrated 37 years of marriage in November.

Raised and educated in Woburn, Jeannette was a daughter of the Anthony and Karen (Regan)Carchide. She was a graduate of Woburn High School and resided in Woburn for most of her life until making her home in Reading with her husband fifteen years ago.

For many years Jeannette worked as a bookkeeper, most recently for the former Alpha Industries.

Jeannette had a kind and soft heart, especially for animals. She was an avid reader and gardener. Her greatest joy was spending time with her husband vacationing in the Caribbean.

Along with her husband James, Jeannette is survived and will be deeply missed by her siblings, John Carchide, and wife Jacqueline of Stoneham, Mary Sousa, and husband Thomas of Maine, Ruth Clarke, husband Stephen of Woburn and Anthony Carchide of Lynn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen Sousa of Burlington, John O'Rourke, and wife Ellen of Ossipee, NH, Robert O'Rourke, and wife Karen of Florida, Patricia Frisch, and husband Jeff also of Florida and Mary Ellen Emerson, and husband Robert of Stoneham, as well as many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her sister Tina Carchide.

At Jeannette's request all services are private and under the direction of the Lynch- Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in her name to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm 400 Broadway, Methuen, MA 01844.