Jennifer L. O'Rourke

Jennifer L. O’Rourke 56, of Cranston died peacefully on January 29th, surrounded by loved ones after a courageous battle with cancer. Jennifer was the beloved daughter of the late John F. and Jacqueline L. O’Rourke.

Jennifer graduated from St. Xavier Academy in 1980 and earned a bachelors degree in accounting from Bryant College. A Certified Public Accountant in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, Jennifer continued her studies, earning masters degrees from Babson College and Bentley College.

For many years, Jennifer worked for the Digital Equipment Corporation. In recent years, she has free-lanced for a number of companies. She was a master personal financial planner for the New England Carcinoid Connection.

Jennifer loved to travel and was active in many varied organizations, including a roller-coaster club. Until recently, she was the President of the New England Carcinoid Connection, a cancer support group. She was active in the St. Xavier Alumnae Association and had been a member of the Board of Directors of St. Xavier Academy.

Jennifer is survived by her brother Terrence O’Rourke, nephew Ryan O’Rourke, aunt Kate Lombardi, uncle John Long, cousins, and many friends. She was the sister of the late Timothy O’Rourke.

Visiting hours will be from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday February 1st in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac Avenue Cranston.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday February 2nd at 10:00am in St. Mary’s Church Cranston. Interment will follow at St. Ann Cemetery.

Contributions in Jennifer’s memory may be made to the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center 1085 North Main Street Providence, RI 02904.

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Pam Verrill - 01/31/2019

Rest In Peace my dear friend

Lori DeCosta Viglone - 01/31/2019

Fond memories of Jennifer. May she rest in peace.

Ginny Santamaria - 01/31/2019

Rest in peace. You will be missed.

Sharron-Linn Schmidt - 01/31/2019

Jen was a comforting and enlightening person, eager to educate others by sharing her experiences and medical contacts and resources with regard to Carcinoid Cancer. She was an angel there for me at a critical time in my journey. I will forever remember her. My condolences to her family and to the friends who knew her far longer than I was privileged to know her.

A neighbor - 02/01/2019

Please accept condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God our father who loves us and gives comfort and hope by means of his undeserved kindness comfort your hearts through this difficult time.

Sister Perpetua Lester - 02/01/2019

How blest was I to meet you twice in my time at the Impatient Center. You were so loved by your classmates from days as a student from St. Xavier who gave you vigil during those waiting days. May you bless them & all you loved here on this journey. I hope your heaven is all you desired here on earth Jen.

John & Linda Long - 02/01/2019

We will miss you. What an astonishing life you had: kind, brave, scary smart, we enjoyed your company on the holidays and summer days in Jamestown with family and friends. When Linda and I were married in 1970, Jen was our Flower Girl.

Patti Lake Kell - 02/01/2019

You will be missed Jen. I can still see you sitting across our table in the cafeteria at St. X. You had a warm heart and a crazy smart brain. I'm glad we were able to reconnect again recently. Rest well now in peace.

Lin Monahan - 02/01/2019

Terry and Ryan my heart goes out to both of you. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love you both

Joseph Long - 02/01/2019

I will never forget you Jenny and I'm glad you are not in pain. You are a great and intelligent person who I admired. Jenny, I will miss you and I know you are happy in heaven. Rest in peace and god bless you

Tracie Wilson - 02/01/2019

I have known Jen for 30+ years, since working at Digital and during the days if vac notes (pre social media). We both made friends all around the world including each other. We have stayed at each other's houses on many occasions, sent Christmas, birthday cards (although she was more organised than i) she'd send me parcels for my birthday of my favourite cherry lifesavers, and later good n plenty. She never forgot things we told her, she had astounding memory, that would often bite me in the butt.

We attended each other's weddings, travelling overseas to do so. I know for sure that Jen will always be a part of me and who I am now.
She will always be lived by many friends made over the years...once you may Jen, you were never forgotten.

Love and peace be with you Jen on your journey to the stars.

Tracie, Rick, Megan, Charlie and Lucy xxx

Alice Mary Potter - 02/08/2019

Rest in peace my friend. You helped many people in your life. Weather it was bringing people together, or sending out one of your "Care Packages". I will miss you.
Love ya,

Janice McKeon Katilius - 02/12/2019

Jen you will be missed by me! Thanks for being there for me and many many others! I have this to remember you: “if there is ever a tomorrow...there is something you must remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we are apart... I’ll always be with you. “ - Winnie the Pooh. AA Milne . That’s Jen!

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