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Mary Murray O’Rourke ’65 passed way (Sister of Patricia Murray ’66)

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on October 29, 2016

Mary C. O'Rourke Obituary


Mary C. O’Rourke went to her Heavenly home on October 17, 2016. She was born on April 18, 1947 to the late Mary and Edward Murray in Toledo, Ohio.
Mary retired from Wolfcreek Retirement Center where she was a loving caretaker for her mother, father and aunt. She was a frequent volunteer at many Catholic charity events, including the Ursuline Center for retired Sisters. Mary was very active at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns. She loved kids and after retirement, enjoyed babysitting her great-grandson and the Steele family.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Colleen O’Rourke, Carolyn (James) Paulus and Timothy (Patricia) O’Rourke; siblings, Ann Schings, James, Michael, Terry, Patricia, Bill and Dave Murray; grandchildren, Anthony III, Timothy and Kristopher Kropaczewski and Dakota Sprankel; great-grandson, Anthony Kropaczewski IV. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Eileen Heckman.
The family will receive guests on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo (419-381-1900). The Rosary Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Parish, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Burial will take place at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to: The Ursuline Center, 4045 Indian Road, Toledo, OH 43606 or the Toledo Area Humane Society, 827 Illinois Avenue, Maumee, OH 43537.
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As published in The Blade
Published in Toledo Blade on Oct. 19, 2016

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