A Story About Love

$60,161 of $100k goal

Raised by 769 people in 17 months
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Elizabeth O'Rourke  PAXTON, MA
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This is a story about love.  Love shared between husband and wife, the kind that started 30 years ago at age 14, and has only blossomed and strengthened over time.  Love a mother has for her children.  Love of family over everything else.  Love of extended family, called best friends.  And for Beth, always her love of God. 

This is Beth’s story.   

Fitness was always been a big part of Beth’s daily life.  She finished road races, marathons and triathlons.  However, Beth was faced with the biggest challenge of her life about 7 years ago when she was diagnosed with stage four biliary Cancer.  How does one face that?  Beth faced it head on!   

Her journey was nothing but a triathlon of ups and downs through years of chemo and a series of medical procedures.  The “ups” include the overwhelming outpouring of love and support that has been shown to Beth, Brendan, Courtney and Seamus; the family trips to Florida and the Cape; spending time with friends at camp or at their home; laughter – and, lots of it!, despite anything that was going on around them.   

Through it all, it was her faith and the love she has for her husband and children, family, and friends that gave her the strength and courage to beat each hurdle thrown her way.  She is an inspiration to all.  Even when she wasn't feeling at her best, she still found time to help others and volunteered for the Pancreatic Cancer Alliance.   

Now we are faced with our own challenge of finding the strength to carry on without her, knowing that she will only be in our hearts and memories.  

This is a story about a love that will live forever and will never fade or waver.  Her love is like the wind, we can't see it but we can feel it every single day.

Many of you have asked what you can do for Brendan and the kids.  We have set up this fund for the children's education, something that was very important to Beth.

Thank you for your love and support!

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Sandra Bullard
17 months ago
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Nurses are true angels among us and I know you are returned home. I pray for the ones you have left behind, that they will feel your arms around them encouraging them to live on.

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Laura Berg
17 months ago
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May God be the strength and comfort that your family needs right now. Beth-I will miss you and I know that words cannot describe the loss your family is feeling and the hole that is left behind. I feel blessed to have known you.

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Lisa Doget
17 months ago
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What an amazing and beautiful soul graced this earth. Thank you for sharing her with us and may you all find peace. Her obituary I am sure does not do her justice.

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Ashley Hayes
17 months ago
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tears on my cheeks from the wonderful Brave woman.You will never be forgotten. You are what God is all about, you are a big part of God! More

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Jane Kadis
17 months ago
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May you rest in peace. Truly an amazing woman. God bless your family!

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Ellen Karmazin Kreutzer
17 months ago
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How does one say goodbye? My sympathies are with her family both alive and already deceased - Cousin Ellen.

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Beth O'Rourke Crossett
17 months ago
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My deepest sympathies. While I didn't know Beth, we did share the same name and I was deeply moved by her story. She will live forever in her beautiful children and watch over them. Bless her and her family.

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Jean Bart
17 months ago
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Vous avez eu beaucoup de courage, Madame, je vous admire et pense à ceux que vous laissez derrière vous et je pense à vous et à vos deux adorables petits enfants et à votre mari qui vont tant vous regretter. Soyez en paix, Beth. ( Jean - Geneva )

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$60,161 of $100k goal

Raised by 769 people in 17 months
Created April 10, 2015
EO
Elizabeth O'Rourke  
KW
$50
Kaycee Weeks
2 months ago
$25
Sue O'connor
5 months ago
EL
$250
Eileen Lanza
5 months ago

I love and cherish the days that we spent together, my dear friend... they will always have a great impact on my life. My love and prayers are always with you, Brendan, Courtney & Seamus.

$100
Laura LaBarge
5 months ago

Rest in peace beautiful friend. Love Laura

TC
$25
t carter
9 months ago
IR
$36
Ivan and Fran Reed
11 months ago

We send our best wishes for strength to you all during this difficult year.

FA
$25
farzin arsanjani
11 months ago

love and light will always prevail. bless her soul.

$10
Anonymous
11 months ago
$5
Anonymous
11 months ago
CO
$50
Casey O'Connor
12 months ago

Grace and love win, not cancer.

Sandra Bullard
17 months ago
3
3

Nurses are true angels among us and I know you are returned home. I pray for the ones you have left behind, that they will feel your arms around them encouraging them to live on.

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Laura Berg
17 months ago
3
3

May God be the strength and comfort that your family needs right now. Beth-I will miss you and I know that words cannot describe the loss your family is feeling and the hole that is left behind. I feel blessed to have known you.

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Lisa Doget
17 months ago
2
2

What an amazing and beautiful soul graced this earth. Thank you for sharing her with us and may you all find peace. Her obituary I am sure does not do her justice.

+ Read More
Ashley Hayes
17 months ago
2
2

tears on my cheeks from the wonderful Brave woman.You will never be forgotten. You are what God is all about, you are a big part of God! More

+ Read More
Jane Kadis
17 months ago
2
2

May you rest in peace. Truly an amazing woman. God bless your family!

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Ellen Karmazin Kreutzer
17 months ago
1
1

How does one say goodbye? My sympathies are with her family both alive and already deceased - Cousin Ellen.

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Beth O'Rourke Crossett
17 months ago
1
1

My deepest sympathies. While I didn't know Beth, we did share the same name and I was deeply moved by her story. She will live forever in her beautiful children and watch over them. Bless her and her family.

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Jean Bart
17 months ago
1
1

Vous avez eu beaucoup de courage, Madame, je vous admire et pense à ceux que vous laissez derrière vous et je pense à vous et à vos deux adorables petits enfants et à votre mari qui vont tant vous regretter. Soyez en paix, Beth. ( Jean - Geneva )

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