Raymund A. Caffrey, Jr. died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 80. Born in the Bronx, he had lived in Park Forest, Illinois before moving to North Brunswick 45 years ago. He had attended Loyola College and had worked at Union Bag Company in Chicago, Continental Can Company in New York and Connecticut and Standard Packaging in Clifton before becoming a bus driver for Suburban Transit in New Brunswick for almost 20 years. After retirement he was a crossing guard for North Brunswick Township. Mr. Caffrey had served in the Air Force during the Korean War and was a life member of the American Legion, Leigh A. Pardun Post # 459 in North Brunswick where he was a past commander. He was a member of the organizations 40/8 Club. He was a communicant of St. Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick and was a member of the church's Golden Age Club. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #257 of New Brunswick, was a member of the North Brunswick Republican Club and was a member of the North Brunswick Memorial Day Parade Committee and the Heritage Day Committee. He was a past Grand Marshall of the Memorial Day Parade. He was an avid sports fan, especially following the University of Notre Dame and Virginia Tech.
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Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jocelyn P. Fallotico Caffrey; two sons, Raymund A. Caffrey, III and Gloria Bernal of Mountain View, California and Michael J. Caffrey and his wife, Michelle of Glendale, Arizona; three daughters, Marie O'Gorman and her husband, Michael of Harwich, Massachusetts, Patricia Barris of Blue Springs, Missouri and Michele Glazewski of North Brunswick; a brother, Edward Caffrey and his wife, Ingrid of Greenwich, Connecticut; and eleven grandchildren, David, Michael, Helen, Timothy, Justin, Matthew, Kaitlin, Sarah, Thomas, Nicholas and Liam.
Funeral services will be 8:15 AM Thursday from Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick followed by a 9:00 AM Mass at St. Mary of Mt. Virgin Church in New Brunswick. Entombment will follow in Holy Cross Burial Park in South Brunswick. Friends and relatives may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice.
Published in Home News Tribune on Jan. 25, 2011