Michael J. O’Rourke Sr.


Michael J. O’Rourke Sr.
O’Rourke’s Bar & Grill owner

Michael J. O'Rourke Sr., 52, of Parkside Dr., Warwick, Narragansett and Naples, Fla., a contractor and owner/operator of O'Rourke's Bar & Grill, passed away January 22, 2012 at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Laurie (Blomberg) O'Rourke for 28 years.
He was a son of Winnie A. (Cunningham) O'Rourke and the late C. Justin O'Rourke Sr. Michael was a member and served as president of the AOH Division #1 Warwick Chapter and AOH State Chapter, the Emerald Society, the Irish Famine Memorial and the Ceilidhe Club.
Michael was the loving father of Michael J. O'Rourke Jr., Christopher K. O'Rourke and Kara A. O'Rourke. He was the brother of John F. O'Rourke and his wife, Donna, and C. Justin O'Rourke Jr. and his wife, JoAnne; uncle of Darcy A., Devin J.F., Kailey W. and Lucas I. O'Rourke; and cousin of William Leonard and Patricia Charland. He is also survived by several cousins.
His funeral will be held Jan. 25 at 9 a.m. from Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Peter Church, Fair Street. Burial will be in Pawtuxet Memorial Park. Visiting hours are Jan. 24 from 4-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to Bishop Hendricken High School, The Prout School or St. Peter School will be appreciated. For information and condolences visit www.thequinnfuneralhome.com.