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Ginny R O'Rourke

May 20, 1953 - February 26, 2023


Obituary For Ginny R O'Rourke

Ginny R (Bailey) O’Rourke, 69, of Peabody, died unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon at the Lahey Medical Clinic in Peabody.

Born in Salem, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Ruth (Johnson) Bailey. She was a lifelong resident of Peabody and a graduate of Peabody High School, class of 1972.

Ginny worked for the city of Peabody for over 29 years retiring as the head cook at the Brown School. She enjoyed gardening, boating, talking and most of all going to the beach. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Ginny is survived by her daughter Breanne and husband John Speciale, sons Ian and wife Kim O’Rourke and Garrett and wife Denise O’Rourke, step-sons Shaun and wife Dee O’Rourke and Brian O’Rourke, her siblings, Norma and Lew Cohen, Phyllis and Chuck LeBlanc, Ken Bailey, Paul and Lesley Bailey, Jack and Pam Bailey, Maryellen Louf, and Glenn Bailey.

She is also survived by her beloved 5 grandchildren, Ella, Rosalia, Jack, Mackenzie, and Hughie as well as countless nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her former husband, Hugh J. O’Rourke, Jr.

Oh, and one more thing…

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn St, Peabody and her Funeral Service will be on Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home to which relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody.

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  • 03/01/2023

    Ginny will be missed by anyone who ever had the opportunity to know her. Her heart was always pure and filled with the best kind of hippie energy. I will always think of her when I hang my laundry on the line, as we had many discussions on the merits of air drying. She was also a great photographer, which many of you may not know. We also shared that hobby. Everytime we would visit her, she would give us shoots from her always growing garden selection, and have several of her plants in our home. We'll say hello when we water them...

  • 03/01/2023

    We are so heart broken to learn about Ginnys passing. She was a wonderful woman She loved life. To all her family We are deeply sorry for the loss of Mother, grandmother and her whole family. We will miss her smile. Love Paul and Lynne Votano

  • 03/01/2023

    My thoughts and prayers for the entire Bailey Family and all of Ginny's children and grandchildren, she adored you all! Many fond memories of our childhood on Rainbow Rd, High School etc. My heart is broken 🙏🏻💔

  • 03/01/2023

    I'm so sorry for your loss 💗.

  • 02/28/2023

    A wonderful loving caring person. My heartfelt condolences to the family. She will always be remembered and loved. She left a legacy of love. Carol and Rick LeBlanc


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    Elaine Miller sent Sweet Tranquility Basket for Ginny R O'Rourke - March 03, 2023

    You are the best cousin ever. We will miss you so very much . Much love , Elaine , Mark and Margie

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    Garden of Life Basket was sent for Ginny R O'Rourke - March 01, 2023

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    Carol LeBlanc sent Sweet Moments for Ginny R O'Rourke - February 28, 2023

    Our sincere condolences. Always remembered Always loved Rick and Carol LeBlanc

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    Jessica Dooley sent Cherished Friend Bouquet for Ginny R O'Rourke - February 28, 2023

    Bre and John, Our deepest condolences for your loss. Sending love, thoughts and prayers to your family during this time. Jess and Jesse Dooley

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    The Sweetest Touch was sent for Ginny R O'Rourke - February 28, 2023

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