George “Larry” Rourke of Lowell

George Lawrence Rourke, 73, a lifelong resident of Lowell, MA died Thursday, February 21, 2019 at his home.

Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late George and Dora (Maguire) Rourke.   He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1963.

He proudly served with the U.S. Marine Corp. during Vietnam War.

He retired from Boston Plumbers Union, Local 12 and was very proud of his work on the “Big Dig” in Boston.

He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church of Lowell, MA.

He was a member of the VFW Post 662 of Lowell. He enjoyed time with his friends at the Gaelic Club of Lowell.

He is survived by two brothers, Robert Rourke of Nashua, James and his wife Nancy Rourke of Townsend, a sister Dorothea Rourke- O’Regan of Stoneham, and many nieces and nephews.

He was the brother of the late Catherine Regan.

ROURKE, George “Larry” Rourke of Lowell, MA died Feb. 21, 2019. Visitation Wed. from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. followed by a Funeral Service at 11:00 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD.  Memorials may be made in his name to the Wounded Warriors Project PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at

9 Condolences for George “Larry” Rourke of Lowell

    Jim Rourke

    To my big brother, I love you and will miss you every second of my life. Thank you so much for everything you did for me, family, and country. You were truly Forever Faithful (Semper Fi)


    Dorothea O'Regan

    For my “little brother Larry” thank you for all you have ever done for our family and for our country. So many memories of us growing up for a short while on So.Whipple and then into our adulthood on Cosgrove Street – sharing and staying in close contact with each other, all of us! My heart is so sad and heavy. I know God has wrapped you in light and love forever into eternity! I love you “forever and a day” (an olde Irish blessing) “Dotty”


    Bill Rourke

    To my dear brother. You are loved more than you will ever know. You led the way for me growing up. A man of few words but a heart of gold that truly cared about family and friends. I will miss you always. They say “When Marines pass on they become guards for the streets of heaven”… Semper FI Bro. I love you.


    Kathleen Laferriere

    To my wonderful cousin, the Marine and hero…Semper Fi. You were loved so greatly by Aunt Rita, Uncle Ray, my brothers and I. Thank you for everything you did for this country and the family, always asking “how’s Joey” every time we met. Our birthdays are in April, so close, Aunt Rita wanted me to be born on your birthday. To her disappointment, she Missed it by a day! I will miss you so much and hold you forever in my heart. I love you.


    Paul Hogan

    I am sad to hear of Larry passing. Thoughts of happier times when Larry, Bryan Britton and me would walk to the Sacred Heart for schooling. We never did jump off the block bridge onto a moving railroad car for fun. James Bond we were not! Larry, thank you for being my friend-Paul


    Anna Savoie

    I am very sad to see this, I have had the pleasure of serving George his favorite meals, and lots and lots of popcorn, for many years now. He was a good and caring person, and a proud veteran. My sincere condolences to his family.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *