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Margaret Ellen (O'Rourke) O'Rourke

June 14, 1944 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

MARGARET ELLEN O’ROURKE, 75, of Portsmouth, NH, died on March 10, 2020, after a two year battle with cancer. She was born on Flag Day, 1944, in Westfield, MA. Margaret was a graduate of St Mary’s, UMASS-Amherst (Summa Cum Laude) and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work (MSW). During her career, she held various administrative positions in Franklin County, Seattle, Boston, and Denver. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Jay Feeney, of 29 years (and a friend for 61), her daughter Meghan of Amherst, MA, her grandchildren Sean and Sarah Towse, and her stepson Brendan Feeney and his family of Littleton, CO. She delighted in each sunrise and sunset, and was an avid swimmer, skier, gardener, and reader. She was a volunteer for many years at the Portsmouth Music Hall, And a strong supporter of Al-Anon, which helped her through some of her pain and doubt. She and Jay traveled extensively, seeing many rainbows amid the ruins and ancient churches. It all made for a good life. She will be missed. A viewing will be held at the Firtion-Adams Funeral Home in Westfield, MA on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 6-8PM. A Brief Remembrance on Monday at 10 AM in the funeral home followed by interment at St Mary’s Cemetery, Southampton Rd. Westfield.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
March 15, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Funeral Service
Monday
March 16, 2020

10:00 AM
Firtion Adams Funeral Home
76 Broad Street
Westfield, MA 01085

Burial
Monday
March 16, 2020

St Mary's Cemetery
203 Southampton Rd
Westfield, MA 01085

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