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ROURKE, John B., of Holbrook, formerly of Randolph and Lynn died unexpectedly at home on May 2, 2017. He was 69. He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. John worked as a Die Setter for the Cole Hersee Company for approximately 20 years and later retired from the Veterans Administration Hospital, W. Roxbury. John is predeceased by his father Francis W (Big Frank) Rourke, his mother Ruth Hayden Rourke Irvine, and brother Frank J. Rourke all of Lynn. He is survived by his two children, April and Shane Rourke of Randolph, brother Richard Irvine of Quincy and nephew Frank Rourke of Lynn and several cousins. John had three other brothers, Michael, Kevin and Tommy Rourke and two sisters Mary and Pat Rourke. He is the former husband of Karen Rourke of Randolph. A memorial service will be held at Cartwright Funeral Home, 419 North Main Street, Randolph on May 13, 2017 at 10AM. A private burial at Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn to follow.

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