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O’Rourke, Elaine M.

Elaine Margaret (Buttlar) O’Rourke, a resident of Plainville for the past 8 years, and formerly a longtime resident of Dedham, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at her home in Plainville.  She was 78.  Elaine was born December 19, 1936 in Dedham, Massachusetts, a daughter of John Buttlar and Katherine (Weitz) Buttlar Flanagan.  She graduated from the Henry O. Peabody High School in Norwood and worked for over 35 years as a cash office manager for Stop & Shop Food Stores throughout Norfolk County.  Elaine was a devoted mother, grandmother and aunt who also enjoyed travelling and gardening.  She was also one of the surviving members of the Forget Me Nots, a group of her friends from her younger years.  Elaine was the wife of the late Felix M. Iarocci, and of the late John O’Rourke.  She is survived by her daughter, Christine T. Iarocci of Attleboro; her three sons, David F. Iarocci of Plainville, Daniel T. Iarocci, and his wife Amy, of Plainville, and Thomas M. Iarocci, and his wife Janet, of Franklin; and her sister, Marjorie Floyd of Walpole.  She was the loving grandmother of Mason, Kristin, Michael, David, Domenic, Stacey, and Zachary, and the dear aunt of Kathy Ann, George, and Michael.  Visiting hours will be held Thursday, May 28th from 4 to 7 PM at the Folsom Funeral Home, 87 Milton Street, Dedham.  Services and interment will be private.  In lieu of flowers donations in her memory to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1 Bullfinch Place, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02114 would be appreciated.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Denise Rooney
    May 24th, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    So sorry to hear of Elaine’s passing; rest in peace.

  2. Shirley Lovetere
    May 24th, 2015 | 5:39 pm

    My Dear Friend Elaine I will miss you so much ,my laughing partner. We had such fun together with the Forget Me Nots so glad you are out of pain and have become one of the Angels up above.You will never be forgotten R iP love you!!!!!

  3. Katherine Mirabile Dunham
    May 24th, 2015 | 10:02 pm

    My dear Aunt Elaine its so hard to believe that you are gone. There will be an incredible emptiness for so many with you gone. Its so hard to believe I won’t see that smiling face or hear that wonderful laugh of yours. So sad to know that I won’t be choosing a special card for you in your favorite color…
    Along with my Mom, Aunt Shirley and the Forget Me Nots, you lived life to the fullest. Spreading laughter everywhere you went. I know that you’ll spread that laughter in heaven with those that have gone before you, Nana, Midge, Cecil, Angela, Rosella, Helen and Helene. Shine brightly Auntie Elaine and watch over us. I LOVE YOU❤️

  4. Norman Floyd
    May 24th, 2015 | 10:44 pm

    A wonderful, giving person with a great sense of humor and a fabulous travelling companion. You will be sorely missed.

  5. Paula Coyle
    May 25th, 2015 | 8:55 am

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. margie floyd
    May 25th, 2015 | 12:35 pm

    I will not be able to replace the void that is in my heart. I am so glad to have spent so much time with her and wish everyone could have a special sister like her. She has been my rock through life.

  7. Debra Flanagan
    May 25th, 2015 | 8:08 pm

    Dear Aunt Elaine –
    Thank you for your sense of humor, the laughter that ensued, your kindness, thoughtfulness, compassion and your energy.

    Seeing you and Aunt Marjorie in Texas was a high point for my Dad, my brothers, Sherry and myself. What a lovely surprise to be reunited with two special ladies from my childhood! We had such a great time getting to know you both all over again. Sherry and I are so grateful for that time, so thank you.

    For Aunt Elaine’s daughter, sons, grandchildren, Aunt Marjorie, Norman, Kathy and her beloved Forget Me Nots; I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that Elaine has been released from her earthly pain, and as she watched over you in life, so she continues in spirit. Celebrate her life with a smile and a funny story in which she was the star. I’m sure there are hundreds if not thousands to choose from!

  8. Dan Iarocci
    May 26th, 2015 | 12:59 pm

    its hard to imagine that I will ever have the strength to move past the fact that you are no longer here. I take my strength from listening and watching all of your friends and family who have said so many wonderful things. The only way I can ever repay you for all that you’ve done for me is to be as good of a father to Mason as you were a mother to me. I love you mom and will miss you always

  9. Karen Hall
    May 27th, 2015 | 1:18 pm

    I’ve worked with Margie and Elaine at Stop and Shop…I am so sorry for the loss of a dear friend Elaine. I know she loved her children and grandchildren….and Margie, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Elaine will always be with you in spirit.

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