Gerald Francis Rourke

02/19/2014 12:00 AM

02/19/2014 12:04 AM

Gerald Francis Rourke, 77, of Cary passed away at his home Sunday, February 9, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born August 14, 1936 in Arlington, MA he graduated with advanced degrees from Boston College and retired as a clinical manager from Pharmaceutical Product Development in 1999.

Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carole, along with his children Brenda Singer and husband Bob, Karen Jahn, Kevin O’Rourke and wife Stephanie, Brian O’Rourke and Neil O’Rourke. He leaves a wonderful legacy of faith and family to his grandchildren Michael, Matthew and Marie Singer, Patrick and Emily Jahn, and Erin, Megan, Kaitlin and Owen O’Rourke, as well as his three sisters; Jeanne Kane, Sheila Cote, Maryellen Lamoureux and families.

A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 2 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014 at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church. Internment will follow immediately.

Memorial donations may be made to: Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church 804 High House Road Cary, NC 27513 or Hospice of Wake County; www.hospiceofwake.org.

Online condolences may be sent to the family through www.brownwynnecary.com.

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