Dorothy A. O'Rourke

Dorothy A. O'Rourke

September 21st, 1925 August 17th, 2019

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Obituary for Dorothy A. O'Rourke (Maguire)

O’ROURKE, Dorothy A. (Maguire) of Cambridge. August 17, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Lawrence O’Rourke. Loving mother of Judith Sullivan and her husband Lawrence of Billerica, Susan O’Rourke of Chelmsford, Lawrence O’Rourke of Chelmsford, and Timothy O’Rourke of Cambridge. Devoted grandmother of Brian Sullivan of Billerica, Robert Sullivan and his wife Erica of Billerica, and Amy DeRocco and her husband John of Hudson, NH. Great grandmother of Daniel, Nathan, Jared, Kaylie, and Lauren. Dorothy is predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters. She was the Fernald League for Retarded Children 2 term Past President. Funeral from the Keefe Funeral Home, 2175 Massachusetts Ave., NORTH CAMBRIDGE on Thursday, at 10 AM. Followed by a funeral mass celebrated in Saint John Church, Cambridge at 11AM. Relatives and friends invited to attend. Visiting hours Wednesday from 4 – 8PM. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For directions or to send an online message of condolence please visit

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Keefe Funeral Home - Cambridge
    2175 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Wednesday, August 21st, 2019
    4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Funeral Mass

    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saint John the Evangelist
    2254 Massachusetts Avenue
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    Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
  • Interment

    Address Not Available

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Walter Pearlman

My parents, David and Marion Pearlman and I , Walter Pearlman, spent many hours with Dottie at the Fernando League. She was the most companionate person I have ever met. Rest In Peace!
Comment | Posted at 06:16am via Condolence

Walter Pearlman

Posted at 06:18am

Colleen Lutkevich

Dear O'Rourke Family,
My deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother and grandmother. Dottie was a wonderful advocate for people with intellectual disabilities and made a huge difference in the lives of not only Fernald residents, but so many other people in Massachusetts with disabilities. She was a fighter with grace and kindness, who gave of herself to so many others. My prayers for your family. It was an honor to know Dottie.
Colleen Lutkevich
Comment | Posted at 04:41pm via Condolence

Richard Ferry

I never met Dottie but from the way Larry talks about her she was an amazing lady. RIP Dottie. Condolences to Judy and Larry and her family. Dick Ferry, Westford, MA
Comment | Posted at 07:35am via Condolence

Maureen Bergin

I will always remember Dotty’s Smile & Laugh. She loved my mom & my mom loved her!!! R.I.P.
Comment | Posted at 09:48am via Condolence

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