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Joseph Peter Gaffney
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May 01, 2014
The Pete Gaffney I knew was one of the kindest, most caring and compassionate men I've ever known. Pete went the second mile many times to help and encourage me on my job.
I will never forget his gentle spirit. Charlotte, I'll be praying that God will wrap his loving arms around you and carry you through the coming days, weeks, and months.
April 30, 2014
I remember Pete as a dedicated public servant and his friendliness.
April 29, 2014

a wonderful, gentle man My deepest sympathy to you all. Peggy Liddell
April 28, 2014
what a loss to all who knew him. He was such a fine person.
April 28, 2014
Our prayers are for you and your beautiful family. We are so blessed to have been friends with you for such a longtime, you will be missed. Jan and Jay Querbes
April 28, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. May God bless and give you comfort and peace.
April 28, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian Byrd
April 28, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 28, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 28, 2014
Pete Gaffney will truly be missed. His contributions to the establishment of the Port of Shreveport-Bossier were great, not just as their auditor, but guidance in the early days of their establishment. I am appreciative of my involvement and friendship with Pete. My thoughts are with his family during this time, he will be missed. Thank you for all his contributions.
April 28, 2014
To the family - May you be comforted by the peace of God during this most difficult time and in the years to come.
April 27, 2014
I admired Mr. Gaffney so and could never thank him sufficiently for the professional services and time given to The Arc of Caddo-Bossier, Progressive Employment Options; HOPE for the Homeless; and Centerpoint Community Services. His guidance and counsel was unmatched. His life was one spent in service to all who knew him. Prayers for peace to his family through this time of reflection and may the joy of the Lord be returned to each of them in abundance as they celebrate his life. God bless you all. Terri Brock Axelson
April 26, 2014
Reading the obituary and knowing my uncle, Pete, inspires me to be a better person. What a legacy he has left in his good works to his community, profession, country, church and most of all, to has dear family. We will miss him so much but will take comfort that he is in God's hands now. Love, Marti
April 26, 2014
The legacy of kindness, friendship, love, generosity and compassion Mr Gaffney built and gave to his family, friends and community blesses so many. We are praying for comfort and peace in the coming days. May God give you both in such a way that you know it is from Him.

Much love to all...
April 26, 2014
What a remarkable life he led! Deepest sympathies to Charlotte, Erin, Shannon, Meredith, Patrick and family. May fond memories ease your pain during this difficult time.
April 26, 2014
We will truly miss him and remember him always. He was a wonderful, kind, caring, and loving person with compassion for all. Charlotte, Erin, Shannon, Meredith and Patrick please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 26, 2014
The Final Salute

“Brothers in Arms”, Military men and women down through the centuries, have traditionally exchanged “Hand Salutes” as a sign of recognition and as a way to render courtesy and respect one to another.

This “Hand Salute” is the last that we shall render to Joseph Peter
Gaffney our “Brother-in-Arms”. To his family it symbolizes the love and respect that we have for Pete. And to Pete it is rendered as a symbol of honor and gratitude to thank him for the devoted and selfless service he rendered to his country during the Vietnam War while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Pete, we commend you for your honorable service. You are a true patriot, who served with honor and distinction. You upheld the finest qualities of an American patriot warrior: courage, commitment, generosity, sacrifice, love and devotion to family and country. You were a true friend. We bid you a sad farewell. You will be dearly missed from among our ranks. Be at Ease. Rest in Peace.

On behalf of the 1,261 military veteran Legionnaires of Lowe-McFarlane Post 14 of the American Legion and the 233 veterans of VFW Post 2238 in Shreveport, Louisiana, we extend our sympathies and our condolences to Pete's family and loved ones.

Stephen J. Lavery, Commander, American Legion Post 14
5315 South Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport, LA 71109

James Mazariz, Commander, VFW Post 2238
1245 Gary Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
April 26, 2014
We will truly miss him and remember him always. He was a wonderful, kind, caring, and loving person with compassion all. Charlotte, Erin, Shannon, Meredith and Patrick please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
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