Rita E. (Rourke)'s Story

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Mrs. Rita E. (Rourke) Dunn, 98 of Marblehead, wife of the late John Thomas Dunn, died Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Lafayette Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Facility surrounded by her family.
Born in Orono, Maine, she was the daughter of the late William and Gladys Rourke. Raised and educated in Marblehead, she was a graduate of Marblehead High School.
A loving and dedicated wife and mother, Rita took great pride in providing a warm and loving home for her family. She was a gourmet cook and enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her many friends in her family home.
Rita is survived by her son, John H. Dunn of Salem and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband John, she was predeceased by a son, Walter Dunn and her siblings, Eugene, Savilla, Dorothy and Helen.
Her funeral service will be held in the Dr. Dirlam Chapel at Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead on Wednesday, May 31st at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends invited. Burial in Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead. As requested, no visiting hours. Assisting the family with the arrangements is The O'Donnell Funeral Home, 46 Washington Sq. (at Salem Common) Salem. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on May 24, 2017
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