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Celebrating the life of

Rochelle Brown Buttimer

Passed away on December 03, 2020

Rochelle Brown Buttimer

Rochelle Brown Buttimer, 75, died December 3, 2020 at home under the care of GHC Hospice surrounded by her loving family.

She was born March 4, 1945, daughter of Joseph E. Brown and Betty O. Brown and lived in Savannah most of her life.

She graduated from Savannah High School in 1962 and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1965.  She worked as a Registered Nurse in Savannah for many years and most recently was self-employed as a Nurse Case Manager. 

She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and is remembered by all who knew her as kind and loving, and always doing anything she could to help others.   

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Edward M. Buttimer, son Edward M. Buttimer, Jr. (Toby), and siblings Eddie and Robert.  She is survived by her daughter Moira B. Richmond (Robert), son Joseph E. Buttimer, grandson Conor P. Buttimer, sisters Sue B. Jones (Allen) and Betty P. Logue (Dempsey), brother Donald Brown (Andrea), and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and other relatives. 

A Visitation will be held Monday, December 7, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel. 

The family will hold a private prayer service and burial at the Catholic Cemetery.  A public memorial Mass will be scheduled later in 2021.  

The family suggests any remembrances be made in her memory to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401, or the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, c/o Memorial Health, 4700 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31404.   

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- Carol levy Aksdal, Pembroke , Ga


I’m so sorry to hear of Rochelle ‘s death. Thanking God that she did not have to suffer so long. Knowing she is with her dear Eddie again. Lifting prayers for your family.

- Linda Sanchex, Savannah, Ga


Rochelle’s death has left a big hole in my heart. Though cousins, growing up we seemed more like sisters. We shared so many beautiful experiences and planned to enjoy traveling together in the coming years. I will miss my beautiful cousin whom I loved so much.

- Linda Stegall, Pointe Vedra, FL


Sincere sympathy to the Buttimer family on the death of a beautiful lady Rochelle. Thinking of you all at this sad time.

- Freda Gleeson, Tipperary , Ireland


So sorry for the loss of your mother. Prayers sent up for the family.

- Jermal Patterson , Winder, GA


Moira & Joseph, my deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. What a lovely and sweet lady she was with always a kind word to say. May your memories bring comfort to you. She is at peace and reunited with your Dad and Toby. Much love to you and the family.

- Mary Beth W. Janda, Holly Springs, GA


We are so sorry for your loss, prayers and love for your family

- Linda Cail Sherrod, Richmond Hill, Ga


A candle has been lit!

- Mary Sue Stewart, Leesville, SC


Sending my deepest sympathy to the family. I will keep her and her family in my prayers.

- Norma Hiers, Savannah, GA


We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers for the entire family. Rochelle was a sweet wonderful person.

- Mary Faith and Jim Beckworth, Savannah, Ga


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200