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John D. Gaffney

Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 2 Jun 2013 (aged 73)
Sackets Harbor, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Burial Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
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John D. Gaffney, 73, Main Street, Sackets Harbor, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at home with his family while under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County.

Mr. Gaffney was born September 1, 1939, in Watertown, a son of Paul L. and Dorotha M. Higman Gaffney. The family moved to Utica in 1954. Mr. Gaffney graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1958 and National School of Meat Cutting in Toledo, Ohio.

He moved back to Watertown in 1968. He married Marcia A. Woodward on May 18, 1968, at Historic Old St. John's Church, Utica, N.Y. Mr. Gaffney worked as a meat cutter at Acme Markets, Watertown IGA, and Hannaford Supermarket. He retired in 1999. Mr. Gaffney was a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, North Side Improvement League, and Elks Lodge #496.

Surviving besides his wife are two daughters and their husbands, Karin and Mitchell Christensen, Rochester, Michelle (Shelly) and Brian Cook, Cranford, N.J., a son and his wife, Timothy and Amanda, Fairfield, Conn., and seven grandchildren: Benjamin and Brooke Gaffney; Ryker, Ava and Erik Christensen; and Julia and Claudia Cook. Three brothers, William, P. Richard and Michael, died before him.

Calling hours will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at D.L. Calarco Funeral Home Inc. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Sackets Harbor with Rev. Michael Gaffney and Rev. Douglas Comstock con-celebrating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown.

Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601, the Sackets Harbor Fire Department, 112 N. Broad St., Sackets Harbor, N.Y. 13685, and the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

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  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813524
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John D. Gaffney (1 Sep 1939–2 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813524, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Michael Wayne (contributor 47327578) .