Joyce O'Rourke

Obituary of Joyce O. O'Rourke

Born June 7th 1932 Died May 21st 2020 Joyce Olive O'Rourke 87, left us, to be with the Lord on May21st 2020. She was born in Niagara Falls NY. into the Bilson family in 1932, one of nine children. She remained living in the area for the rest of her life. She married in 1951 had six children, and stayed very busy lovingly raising them. She was a secretary at Bell Aerospace, and an Executive Secretary at Occidental Chemical. After raising five children, she stepped up, and took in her disabled grandson Ryan, and raised him too. He says she was the greatest Grandma ever (his words). She loved a good garage sale and discovering treasures, going to bingo, and the occasional trip to the casino. She loved to travel to see her children, and grandchildren wherever they were. She was loved very much, and will be missed dearly! She is survived by her Son Kevin O'Rourke and daughter-in-law Patty, her son Brian O'Rourke and his fiancé Mary Beth Safee, her daughter Patricia Vullo her husband Robert. Joyce had 5 grandchildren Corey and his wife Jenn Vullo, Wesley Vullo and Ryan Donovan, Michelle and Scott Starr, Justin and Dawn Scricco. She also had 6 great grandchildren, Austin, Katie, and Lucas Starr. MiMi and Ava Scricco, and Miles Vullo. She is also survived by her brother Richard (Dick) Bilson many nieces and nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her infant son Christopher O'Rourke, her son Timothy O'Rourke, her daughter Maureen O'Rourke Donovan, and her husband James O'Rourke, and her seven brothers and sisters, Hank, Gloria, Doris, Betty, Bob, Bill, and Nancy. She will be laid to rest on Tuesday, May 26th 2020 at the Gates of Heaven Cemetery 500 Riverdale ave Lewiston NY. Due to these unfortunate circumstances we find ourselves in, we will have a memorial service for her at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to ZAJAC FUNERAL HOME INC.
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Final Resting Place

Gate Of Heaven Mausoleum
500 Riverdale Avenue
Lewiston, New York, United States