Donald O’Rourke

A life long resident of Malden, was a Marine, a father, a grandfather, a brother, and a friend to all.

He leaves behind, a daughter Dawn O’Rourke, his step daughter Darleane Freudenberg, Dodie Vaughn Brown, and his step son Charles T Child The Third, two sisters Barbara Hennessey, Patty Delaney. He also left behind several grandchildren and great grand children, whom he adored all of them and several very close friends at 630 Salem street Malden Massachusetts, where he lived.

He will be known for his singing and jokes along with wonderful stories. He did survive his wife Jeannette O’Rourke who passed in 2015 whom he was married to for 40 years. He was loved by so many, and will be deeply missed.

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  1. Cindy Roberts on July 21, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    He was an awesome man! He was always so happy, I’ve never seen him with a frown on his face! He will be missed by all. R I P Don xox0

  2. Ashley Pepe on July 21, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    My papa, my life my everything. He’s a man I could depend on for anything, he’s the type of man who would give you the last 3 dollars in his wallet. He was a kind generous man. I’ll never forget any Christmas he had given to me, he always made sure me and my brother came first, that’s the type of papa he was. I’ll always remember those jokes he had, the laugh, the smile. They way he would he would go hey Ashley baby! When I would show up. I’m going to miss you so much and your singing too, along with playing cards. I love you papa! Rest In Peace

  3. Marissa pike on July 21, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Papa, so many fleeting thoughts right now. Always so welcoming and hilarious. I’ll never forget your voice. You are loved and will be deeply missed. I know you’re with nana.

  4. gayle raftelis on July 21, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    my condolences to the family may he rest in peace

  5. Adrianna Child on July 22, 2020 at 2:37 am

    Papa, you left us so soon.. I will miss your singing you’re the reason I love Frank Sinatra soo much! I will truly miss you papa!

  6. Nicolette MacEachern on July 22, 2020 at 2:44 am

    Papa Don, I am happy to be able to say I met you. Over the years, you always knew how to make me laugh and smile at family gatherings. You are a beautiful soul and will be so so missed by everyone! Your smile and laugh was contagious. Rest peacefully. ❤❤

  7. Dawn Orourke on July 22, 2020 at 10:52 am

    Dad you were my world since I was a baby you always protected me loved me and showed me compassion tough love and you never gave up on me you helped me raise my kids you gave them everything we never went without anything you made Everyone laugh smile even during hard times you stood strong ! I can’t imagine my life without you Dad! But fly with the angels now and sing with Mom in heaven as you watch over me!

  8. Barbara Hennessey on July 22, 2020 at 3:04 pm

    To my sweet, dear brother. I will miss you so much, til we meet again In Gods house. I’ve always loved you so much. You were a wonderful man and loved by everyone who knew you. May you Rest In Peace. Your worries are over now.

  9. Joe Pepe on July 23, 2020 at 11:52 am

    This wonderful man you will never ever meet another one like him ever again I knew him for 31 years always respected me in every way he was a great man and did great things he will be truly missed by not only his family but by me I will miss all the times we had going fishing every Sunday morning in the summer will miss you every day thank you for all you have done you are one standup man I have ever known in my life rest in peace Dad…

  10. Bunny Walsh on July 24, 2020 at 1:41 am

    You will be missed Donald. It was a pleasure knowing you. You are gone too soon. Be happy with Jen and watch over all of us who loved you.

  11. Mary McKenzie on July 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Don I will miss seeing you and enjoying your wonderful stories and jokes. Will miss our singing on club events, you calling bingo even if you did not always call my numbers but most of all I will miss your kindness and friendship to me and my granddaughter Melissa. RIP my friend and give a kiss to Jan for me.

  12. Dawn child on July 25, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Don you were a wonderful man you always made me laugh always called me your daughter in law much love I will miss you

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