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Grace O'Rourke

January 14, 1938 ~ February 28, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old

Grace O'Rourke Obituary

Grace O'Rourke, 86, of Bethel, died on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Danbury Hospital.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, March 15, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary, 26 Dodgingtown Rd., Bethel, CT. 

Interment will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at St. Charles Cemetery, East Farmingdale, NY at 11 a.m.

Friends will be received in the Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home, 9 Granville Ave., Danbury on Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Grace O’Rourke of Bethel passed away peacefully on February 28th, 2024. She is predeceased by her parents, Ruth and Vincent, and her brother, Allan.

A native of Brooklyn, Grace relocated to Connecticut in 1982 with the opening of Union Carbide Corporate headquarters. She was instrumental in establishing Union Carbide’s presence in Danbury and retired as Executive Assistant to the President of the Minerals Division.

Grace was an active participant in community affairs throughout the Danbury area, volunteering in an array of activities. She was particularly prized as an election official and eagerly served in every election since her retirement.

An avid traveler, Grace enjoyed her many adventures both throughout the United States and abroad. She spoke fondly of summers at Breezy Point, NY and Cape May, NJ, and winters spent skiing with friends at Belleayre Mountain and throughout the Northeast.

Grace accumulated an extensive collection of glass and porcelain and was considered an expert in Fenton glass. She was a talented artist with an especially keen eye making her oil paintings treasured acquisitions. She was multitalented.

A self taught genealogist, Grace served as the family historian. She was devoted to her family and never missed a family gathering.

Grace O’Rourke leaves behind a legacy of devotion to family, friends, and community. She will be deeply missed.



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Calling Hours (Wake/Visitation)
March 15, 2024

8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
Jowdy-Kane Funeral Home
9 Granville Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

Mass of Christian Burial
March 15, 2024

10:30 AM
Church of Saint Mary
26 Dodgingtown Road
Bethel, CT 06801

March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Charles Cemetery
2015 Wellwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735


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