In Our Care

James M. O'Rourke of Arlington and Rye, NH on June 19, 2023. Husband of the late Mary (Colliton) and loving father of John and his wife Nancy of Maynard, James, Jr. and his wife Evalyn of Medford, Jean Foley and her husband David of Arlington, Kenneth of Pepperell and Ellen Waldron and her husband Norman of Greenfield. Dear grandfather of Kayla, Margaret, Bridget, Eddie, Haley, Courtney, Colleen, Alex, Corey and Amelia. Brother of Ellen Hirsch and the late Frank and Ann Murphy. Best friend of Russ and Olive Nugent. Relatives and friends invited to visit on Wednesday 4 - 8 pm in the DeVito Funeral Home 1145 Mass. Ave., Arlington and to his Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday 12 noon in St. Camillus Church, Arlington. Please go directly to church. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to: Michael J. Fox Foundation Grand Central Station PO Box 4777, NY, NY 10163 or click the "make a donation" button below to be redirected to their website. James joined the Navy after graduating Cambridge Rindge High School. Upon returning he joined the Arlington Fire Department where he worked for 30 years. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and proudly served as their Grand Knight. James loved to travel, spend time at the beach with family and help out at his friends farm.
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Funeral Mass:
Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 12:00pm