Elsie J. Rafferty, 97, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 9, 2018, surrounded by her family. Born in Akron to the late Homer and Jessie Burgess, Elsie lived in Dover for many years before moving back to the Akron area. She was a life-long member of Bissel Church in Dover. In 2008, she was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, former area realtor, John C. Rafferty.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, she will be sadly missed by daughter, Deborah (James) Mollica; sons, James C. (Mary), Gary (Trish), Dennis (Diane); 15 grandchildren; and 17 great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the Dunn-Quigley Funeral Home (811 Grant St.) where funeral services will take place at 11:00, interment Greenlawn Memorial Park will follow.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIAL DONATIONS MAY BE MADE TO CROSSROADS HOSPICE (3743 BOETTLER OAKS DRIVE, UNIONTOWN, OH 44685).