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Death Of Very Rev. Fr. John Joseph O’Rourke,(A.P), Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with the deepest personal regret that I learned of the death, yesterday Friday 23rd July 2021, of Very Rev. Fr. John Joseph O’Rourke,(A.P), Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Birdhill, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his brother Eugene; Fr. O’Rourke, passed away, while in the care of staff at ‘Acorn Lodge’ nursing home, Ballykelly, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving sisters Sr. Noreen O’Rourke of the Mercy Sisters, Ennis, Co. Clare (formerly Sisters of Mercy, Killaloe) and Margaret (Peg) Donlon of Derrymore, O’Callaghans Mills, Co. Clare, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours, Archbishop Kieran O’ Reilly, Fr. Irwin PP, and all Priests of Cashel and Emly diocese.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The funeral cortège, bearing the earthly remains of Fr. O’Rourke, will travel from Killenaule, Thurles via Ballynonty, Glengoole, and Ballysloe, to be received into the Church of the Sacred Heart Church, Gortnahoe, Thurles at 5.00pm on tomorow evening Sunday, July 25th, to repose from 5.30pm to 8:00pm.
Evening Prayer for the Office of the Dead will be recited at 8:00pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on Monday, July 26th, at 12:00 noon.
Interment will follow immediately afterwards in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending (limited to 50 mourners) will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

The extended O’Rourke family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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