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The past century has seen great advances in civil rights as various groups of people have secured the right to vote or to marry. In the U.S. and around the world, the struggle for equality continues. This memorial site was created to remember and honor those who have dedicated their lives to achieving equal rights for all.
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Civil Rights Memorial: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Walter Gaffney

Gaffney, Walter Walter Joseph Gaffney, Jr., 81, of Killingworth, CT died peacefully at home in the early hours of the morning on Monday, April 6, after a long and meaningful life. He is survived by his beloved wife, Cheryl Gaffney, his adoring children Megan and Coriel Gaffney, their husbands, Frank and Juan, his cherished stepchildren, whom he loved as his own, Meghan, Brendan and Sean Fitzpatrick, their wives Stephanie and Kristen, his sister Kathleen Puhala, and his nine grandchildren:...
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