Mom writes own obituary before death: ‘I was a survivor; I LOVED my life’

Posted at 3:09 PM, Apr 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-24 15:09:34-04

The O’Rourke family (Courtesy: A Story About Love/GoFundMe)

PAXTON, Mass.– A wife and mother of two wrote her own obituary before passing away after a brave battle with biliary cancer.

Beth O’Rourke, 44, of Massachusetts, died on April 16. Her husband Brendan, told ABC News that it was “typical Beth” to write her own obituary. He said, “By reading the obituary, it kind of speaks to Beth and what she was like. She was giving, loving, caring and inspirational.”

In her obituary, Beth writes:

**Read Beth’s whole obituary**

She writes about how she loved her life and that she was a survivor. Beth leaves behind her husband, Brendan; and her two children, Courtney, 11; and Seamus, 8.

Beth and Brendan O’Rourke (Courtesy: A Story About Love/GoFundMe)

A Go Fund Me page has been set up for the children’s education.