Mrs. Phil O’Rourke, the mother of Fr Brendan O’Rourke, Rector in Esker Community, died earlier today, peacefully, in Esker Monastery. She has been cared for here for over a year and a half, by her son, Fr Brendan, and by the nurses and carers of the Esker Community, and by the Community members themselves. The following death notice has been published:
January 8th 2015. The death has occurred of Phil O’Rourke (née Redmond), Coolcotts, Wexford: Peacefully in the Redemptorist Monastery, Esker, County Galway, surrounded by family, Redemptorists, a caring team and friends. Phil, beloved wife of the late Sam, loving Mam to Micheál, Margaret, Phyllis, and Brendan (C.Ss.R.) Sadly missed by her sister Josie, her nieces, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Lying in repose at Redemptorist Monastery, Esker, County Galway, Friday, January 9th from 3.30 to 6.30pm followed by removal to Coolcotts Lane, Wexford town. Lying in repose in Coolcotts Lane, Wexford, Saturday, January 10th from 3pm to 8pm. Removal to Church of the Immaculate Conception (Rowe Street, Wexford), Sunday, January 11th at 1.15 pm for Funeral Mass at 2pm, followed by burial in cemetery in Castlebridge, Co. Wexford.