Sister Mary Eileen was born to Geraldine Prendergast and Timothy O'Rourke on March 25, 1935 in the Bronx, New York. She entered the Sisters of St. Dominic on September 10, 1953 from St. Margaret of Cortona Parish, Riverdale, NY. Sister received the Dominican Habit on July 5, 1954, professed her first vows July 6, 1955 and her final vows on July 6, 1958.
She was intake and referral coordinator at Good Counsel Inc. as well as Director of the Community's Associate Program 1995-1999. Sister was a Vista Volunteer at Highbridge Community Life Center, Bronx, NY 1999-2002 and Manager of the Community Gift Shop 2002-2008.
Due to illness, Sister retired from active ministry in 2009.
In addition to her religious congregation, Sr. Mary Eileen is survived by her brothers Thomas O'Rourke in California, Timothy in White Plains, NY, her sister Eileen Sottung , in Florida as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.