Daniel J. O’Rourke

October 6, 2009

U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

DANIEL J. O’ROURKE – in Woburn, passed away quietly Tuesday evening, October 6th at the Woburn Nursing Center. Loving brother of Clare M. Black of Woburn and the late Eleanor M. Gaquin. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 9th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. Viewing is private.

OBITUARY:

Daniel J. O’Rourke of Woburn, formerly of Roslindale, passed away Tuesday, October 6th, at the Woburn Nursing Center. The only son of the late Daniel J. Sr. and Joanna M. (Mockler) O’Rourke, he was eighty-five years of age.

Daniel was born in Boston and was raised in Roslindale. Following high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy, where he proudly served as a torpedo man’s mate during WWII.

After the service, he returned home to Roslindale and began a forty year career with a paper company located in Jamaica Plain which is presently owned and operated by the Georgia Pacific Corporation.

Single all of his life, Daniel thoroughly enjoyed spending time with his two sisters and his many nieces and nephews.

He was a devout Catholic and was most generous in his giving to the Catholic Church and various Catholic charities. Daniel, like many Bostonians of his generation, was an loyal and longtime Red Sox fan. He also was an avid walker and enjoyed walking most everywhere.

Mr. O’Rourke was predeceased by his sister, Eleanor M. Gaguin.

He is lovingly survived by his sister, Clare M. Black of Woburn and many loving nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn on Friday, October 9th at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Needham. Viewing is private.

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  1. Dear Clare, Junior and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.

    You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Betsy McDonough Lamb

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