O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Elaine Elsen


Elaine Elsen passed away peacefully in Salamanca, New York on October 6, 2016.

Elaine was a wonderful mother, grandmother and most of all a friend. She will be deeply missed by all those whose lives she touched. We are so thankful for the time we spent with her, for all the wonderful memories, gifts of insight and generosity of spirit. Elaine was a friend to all she met. She showed the same kindness to strangers and those she knew best.

Elaine Elsen was born June 16, 1948. The daughter of Tom and Betty Elsen. She is survived by her sisters Jean Pascarella and Kathleen Hobbs and her brother Joseph Elsen. Married to John Spako, she was a loving mother to Gregory J. Spako, Julie M. Spako, Brian T. Spako and Anne Marie Spako. She was a generous and wonderful grandmother to Juddson T. Spako, August and Ethan McMurphy and Huxley Spako.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 11 am at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Salamanca. A reception will immediately follow in the downstairs area below the church.

Contributions can be made to the Friends of the Salamanca Youth Center.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.