Patricia Ann O Rourke

Date of Passing:

November 18, 2014

O’Rourke, Patricia Ann, (Kraus), 80, a resident of Riverside, RI, for 42 years, died peacefully on Tuesday November 18, 2014 at the Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was the beloved wife of the late Francis W. O’Rourke.

Born in Providence, Patricia was the youngest child of the late Joseph A. (Sr.) and Helen B. (Keller) Kraus. She leaves behind her son, William F. O’Rourke, with whom she lived, her brother, Joseph A. Kraus Jr. and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind her best friend since childhood, Claire Talbot. She was the sister of the late Carl S., A. Lawrence (Dutchy), Eugene F., Richard E. Kraus, Elsa M. Walsh and Helen M. O’Rourke.

Patricia was a kind, funny, generous and honest lady. She took great pride in her family and her home. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her. The family gratefully acknowledges the kind and dedicated attention given to Patricia by Dr. Sambandam, the VNA of RI and the RI Home & Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904. In accordance with Patricia’s wishes the services will be private.

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