Dolores M. "Dee" (Ferzoco) Bourke
  • In lieu of flowers, donations in Dee's memory may be sent to
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Beroukhim
    10 Brookline Place W., 6th Floor
    Brookline, MA 02445

Pause On Angels Wings by Charles D. Denler
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“After many years I just reconnected with Erick and learned of Dolores' passing. Of the many, many things I wish I could say, the most important is...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Phil Petit - Berkley, MA - Friend

“To the entire Ferzoco Family, It is with great sadness that I send this message. I remember Dolores as being bright and spirited. We used to take...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara A. Shaw (Thibodeau) - MA

“Dolores, you will forever be in my heart and fondest memories. I have searched my soul for forgiveness for any wrongdoings I may have shown. I will...Read More »
3 of 39 | Posted by: scott a perry - norwood, MA

“Dearest Ferzoco and Bourke Families, Doloreswas one of my most cherished childhood friends with whom I shared many memorable events teenage girls...Read More »
4 of 39 | Posted by: Carol Mandra (Habeeb)

“From my earliest memories, I remember Dolores as the one who could light up the room. Her smile, her laughter, her warmth, friendliness and love made...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Lorraine Le Bel - Quincy, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Ferzoco family for your loss. I was saddened to hear of Dolores' illness and passing. ”
6 of 39 | Posted by: Ellen (Schwartz) Cormier - GA

“To Ellie and her great big family: Coincidentally, I saw Dee's picture(s) at the Farley Funeral home the other day while making arrangements for my...Read More »
7 of 39 | Posted by: Denise Heroux McShane - Stoughton, MA

“To auntie Ellenor and all her siblings my deepest sympathy goes out to all of you,I can't imagine the the pain you are all feeling for your loss. You...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Troiani - Boston, MA

“My prayers go out to the entire family. I send all my love, Dee was the greatest of sister in laws. I will miss her very much. ”
9 of 39 | Posted by: Joan Kathleen Ferzoco - MA

“This morning at St. James Church we celebrated Delores' life, a life well lived. Delores will always be smiling in our memories for that is how she...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Fran Murphy - Roslindale, MA

“I am so sorry to hear of Delores' passing. I ran into her last year, here in Falmouth, at the Italian deli. It was so good to see her and talk about...Read More »
11 of 39 | Posted by: Deborah Troiani Cleary - MA

“Our deepest sympathies to the Ferzoco and Bourke families.Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Bob and Greg harris - ME - family

“Dear Eleanor, I am so very sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences and deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Ferzoco and Bourke...Read More »
13 of 39 | Posted by: John Ricciardone - Lynnfield, MA

“I had the privilege to have Mrs. Bourke as both my science and home room teacher at the Washington Irving. She was a great teacher and I would not...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Terrance - Mattapan, MA

“My heartfelt sympathy for the entire family. It was a privilege to have taught with Dee and call her "friend". She was a remarkable teacher and...Read More »
15 of 39 | Posted by: Sylvia Malloy - Milton, MA

“Dear MaryAnne and Famliy, I wanted you all to know how very sorry I am for your loss. You are all in my prayers as you go thru this very sad time in...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Sally Hamlin - Wrentham, MA

“Mary Ann, I am so very sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Please know I am thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. ”
17 of 39 | Posted by: Kelly A Lynch

“Dear Eleanor I am so sorry to hear of Delores' passing and for the sorrow this must bring you. You will be in my prayers. May the peace and love...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Christine (Ricciardone) Primiano - MA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Ferzoco & Bourke families. Dolores will be missed by everyone. ”
19 of 39 | Posted by: Tim Sullivan - Norfolk, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Dolores was a wonderful cousin & I have many great memories with her. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Irene Rogaris - FL - 1st cousin

“My sincere condolences to the Ferzoco family for the loss of a wonderful woman. No words can help right now, but you will always have the great...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Ena Zagami - Friend of Maryann

“My deepest sympathy to the Ferzoco family. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this most difficult time. ”
22 of 39 | Posted by: Janette Forte - ST Petersburg, FL

“I am truly blessed to have had the privildge of teaching with Dee and socializing with her. I have been touched by so many Ferzocco's and cannot...Read More »
23 of 39 | Posted by: Ann Murphy - West Roxbury, MA

“We share our deepest sympathy for all of the Ferzoco and Bourke family and all who knew my Auntie Dee We will always remember her smile, laugh...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Kristin (simoni) & Michael McLaughlin - MA

“We taught together for years. Dee was a talented and dedicated educator. Somehow She found ways to "spoon feed" math to her oh so challenging classes...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Bob sawtelle - West Roxbury, MA

“So proud to say Dolores was my cousin.Knowing her when she was very young,and as she got older,she really never changed.Always smiling,and saying...Read More »
26 of 39 | Posted by: Roger Troiani - Walpole, MA

“Her smile could light up the room... her warmth and kindness was just naturally Dee... She will remain in the hearts of all whose lives she touched. ...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Brev... Arleen Brevich Pereira - MA

“Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.. Sorry for your loss.. a ”
28 of 39 | Posted by: emily bettencourt - brockton, MA

“Our deepest sympathies and warmest thoughts going out to all!! Love, Anita & Keith Sherman ”
29 of 39 | Posted by: Anita Sherman - Jamaica plain, MA

“The love shared by the off spring of Eleanor and Anthony Ferzoco is remarkable and will endure through these sad times. Your sister is with you, not...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Lisa Duncan - Roslindale, MA

“"Auntie Dee" was so much more than my neighbor. She was so much more than my friend. She was my mom away from home. We walked together every...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Melissa Noonan, mom of Zoe and Mikayla - MA

“Dee and I were not only cousins but great friends throughout our college careers together. i wish we had seen each other more since then. She has...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Bob Hogan - Norton, MA - cousin

“I will always cherish the memories of my childhood friend. My sincere condolences to the Ferzoco and Bourke families. Rest in peace Dolores. ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Donna (Dixon) McGonagle

“she is still with you. ”
34 of 39 | Posted by: jessie parker

“Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.. Sorry for your loss.. ”
35 of 39 | Posted by: Anthony & Michael - Charlton , MA

“she was the best hostess ever, i loved my time on the cape with her and john. she made us feel like family . thanks for that bread !!! the best. ...Read More »
36 of 39 | Posted by: jessie parker - friend

“I am so sorry for your families loss. ”
37 of 39 | Posted by: Billy Allen - Stoughton , MA

“My sincere sympathy. ”
38 of 39 | Posted by: Sheila Sneyd - friend

“My deepest condolence to the family. Nancy ”
39 of 39 | Posted by: Nancy Kirby - MA


Dolores M. "Dee" (Ferzoco) Bourke, 62, a resident of Stoughton, died at home on Wednesday, February 13 surrounded by her family. She was the wife of John M. Bourke. Daughter of Eleanor D. (Renzi) Ferzoco of Roslindale and the late Anthony G. Ferzoco, Sr., she was born in Boston, raised in Roslindale and graduated from Girls Latin School and Boston State Teacher's College with a Master's Degree in Education. She was a resident of Stoughton for the past 10 years and resided in Berkley for 13 years. Mrs. Bourke taught in Boston for 34 years before retiring in 2009. She was a retired member of the Boston Teachers Union. She enjoyed walking, vacationing, cooking and spending time with her family. She was generous and unselfish with her time and talents.

Mrs. Bourke is also survived by her sons, Bryan A. Bourke and Erick J. Bourke both of Stoughton, as well as her grandson, Owen D. Bourke. She was the sister of Dennis and Judi Ferzoco, Mary Ann Ferzoco, Ellie Murphy, Anthony, Jr. and Joan Ferzoco all of Stoughton, Barbara and Joe Menendez of Norwood, Lorraine and Joe DeCristofaro of Canton, Paul and Nancy Ferzoco of Falmouth, Edward and Linda Ferzoco of W. Roxbury, Jimmy and Annie Ferzoco and Gerard and Debra Ferzoco all of Roslindale, David and Sue Ferzoco of W. Newton, Carolyn and Kevin Sheehan, Gregory Ferzoco and Michael Ferzoco all of Boston, Gary Ferzoco of Winthrop and Nancy and Dan Trodden of Weston. She was the step-mother of Debbie and Gary Goyer and Charmaine and Richard Schaeffer all of NY, Carol and Ed Hetzel of PA. She was the godmother of Jimmy Ferzoco and Kayla Murphy both of Stoughton and is also survived by over 50 nieces and nephews.

Funeral will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St. (Rt.27) Stoughton on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 AM followed by a Funeral Mass at St. James Church, Stoughton at 8:30 AM. Visiting Hours Monday from 3-7 PM. Interment will take place at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dee's memory may be sent to Dana Farber Cancer Institute, c/o Dr. Beroukhim, 10 Brookline Place W., 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445.