John Richard “Dick” O’Rourke, Sr.

December 22, 2018

John Richard “Dick” O’Rourke, Sr.

John Richard “Dick” O’Rourke, Sr. – of Woburn, December 22nd at seventy-seven years of age. Beloved husband of 56 years to, Mary Jane (Reynolds) O’Rourke. Loving father of John Richard O’Rourke, Jr., his wife Maura of Arlington and Brian O’Rourke, his wife Kathy of Billerica. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Brendan, Thomas, Michael and Carter. Dear brother of Frank O’Rourke, his wife Carole of Burlington and Kevin O’Rourke, his wife Helen of Billerica. A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263, Main Street, Woburn on Friday, December 28th, at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours in the Funeral Home, Thursday, 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Dick’s honor to the Woburn Lions Breakfast Club, PO Box 223, Woburn, Massachusetts 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

John Richard “Dick” O’Rourke, Sr. – of Woburn, died peacefully, Saturday, December 22nd, at his home with his family by his side. Beloved husband of 56 years to, Mary Jane  (Reynolds) O’Rourke, he was seventy-seven years of age.

Dick was born in Arlington, MA, one of three sons to the late Lillian (McNamara) and Francis Martin O’Rourke. He was educated in Woburn and a graduate of Woburn High School. He was very active and gifted in sports and was even a golden glove recipient.

Upon graduation, Dick joined his fathers business full-time – O’Rourke’s Service Station in Woburn. In the family for 85 years, Dick ran and operated the business for 45 until retiring.

Once he retired, Dick never lost his working spirit. He remained active in the Woburn Lions Club where he was a Charter Club Member, Past President and Melvin Jones Fellowship Recipient. He was also a past member of the Woburn Redevelopment Authority and the Woburn Food Pantry as well as a former Alderman for Ward 6.

Dick’s greatest love was his family and spending time with them meant the world to him. He enjoyed visiting his home in Bridgton, ME, maintaining the yard and chopping wood and vacationing in Del Ray Beach, Florida with his wife.

He was a supportive and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, whose sense of humor and quit whit will be deeply missed!

Along with his wife Mary Jane, Dick was the loving father of John Richard O’Rourke, Jr., his wife Maura of Arlington and Brian O’Rourke, his wife Kathy of Billerica. Cherished grandfather of Matthew, Brendan, Thomas, Michael and Carter. Dear brother of Frank O’Rourke, his wife Carole of Burlington and Kevin O’Rourke, his wife Helen of Billerica.

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263, Main Street, Woburn on Friday, December 28th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours in the Funeral Home, Thursday from 3-7 p.m.  Remembrances may be made in Dick’s memory to the Woburn Lions Breakfast Club PO Box 223 Woburn, Massachusetts 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

 

A Funeral will be held from the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home 263, Main Street, Woburn on Friday, December 28th at 9 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Anthony’s Church, 851 Main Street, Woburn at 10. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Winchester. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to Calling Hours in the Funeral Home, Thursday from 3-7 p.m. Remembrances may be made in Dick’s memory to the Woburn Lions Breakfast Club PO Box 223 Woburn, Massachusetts 01801. For directions or to leave an online condolence, please visit www.lynch-cantillon.com or Facebook under Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home.

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  1. I was saddened to hear that Dick had passed. I delivered gas to the station for years when I worked for Mobil. Dick was a character!! Deepest condolences to the O’Rourke Family from all of us at J&S Transport.

  2. Brenda Galante Hembrow

    Midge and Family, Bob & I were sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. O’Rourke family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Dick will be missed for all he did for Lions, the community and being a friend. I will miss his booming voice at the station, Lions and everywhere he went. Rest In Peace.
    The Kisiel family.

  4. Irene and Joe Simas

    Midge,

    Thinking of you and your family.
    Besides being friendly and helpful through the years at the gas Station he was an incredible Lion! Dick was one of our Guiding Lions when we chartered as Woburn Middlesex Lions Club. And you were always his Partner in Service.

    Peace be with you and your family in the days ahead.

    Warm regards,
    Rene and Joe Simas

  5. O’Rourke family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. The ones we love are never gone but live within our hearts. May you know peace and comfort.

    God bless,

    Charlie Culhane

  6. Humans cannot express feelings into words. Know that we were so glad to have been able to see Dickie this past summer and catch-up on life! Being in Canada has it’s challenges in being close to family members – but know that his faith in belief and in helping those in need makes his passing so grateful to have been part of his life-cycle. To Mary Jane, John and Brian – know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    In sincere sympathy – Jim Kennedy & Paul Crowell

  7. Dear O’Rourke Family, I wanted to express my condolences to you all. Dick helped guide me into the Lions at a time when I was grieving for my dad. It made me feel closer to Jack, because it was something he loved to do, helping other people in need. Dick was the same way. I appreciate everything Dick has done to inspire me and our club to continue the work of the Knights of the blind. God bless you all.

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