Elaine Rose RAFFERTY

July 1, 1931April 4, 2019

DALZELL - Elaine Rose Rafferty, 87, passed away Thursday, April 4, 2019, after a lengthy illness. A private service will be held at a later date. Elaine was born July 1, 1931 in Nashua, New Hampshire to Edward and Rose Young. She was a talented knitter and enjoyed crocheting. Devoted to her faith and her family, she was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Glendon Robert Rafferty and a brother, Edward Vincent Young, Jr. Survivors include her children: Michael Davy Rafferty and wife Beverly of Loudon, NH, Deborah Rose Farmer of Bristol, NH, Patrick Kevin Rafferty and wife Deborah of Defuniak Springs, Fla, Sandra Whitson of Dalzell, SC, Rose Rafferty and Walter Varrell, Jr of Rembert, SC, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Catherine Sides, Palma Reardon, Barbara Costas and Christopher Burnette for their enduring friendship and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elaine's honor to Clarendon Hospice or the American Heart Association. Memories may be shared at


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Elaine Rose RAFFERTY

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Sandee Whitson

April 8, 2019

For those of you who wish to honor our mother by donating to the charities listed above, I am providing links to their online donation sites.

McLeod Hospice Services (Clarendon Hospice):

American Heart Association:

Thank you for your love, friendship and support.