John McHaffie

John W. McHaffie

1926 - 2013 NORTH ADAMS John Whitehill McHaffie, 86, of 400 Barbour St., died Saturday, June 22, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Hawley on Sept. 2, 1926 a son of John and Viola (Albe) McHaffie. He was educated at Charlemont High School.

He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines.

He was employed for many years with the United States Post Office in Pittsfield, retiring in 1987.

John "Jack" was an avid bowler and fisherman. He was a member of the North Adams American Legion Post #125 and was very active in the retirement community.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne (Babeu) Knights McHaffie: three stepchildren, Bonnie Lee Pitroff, Laurie Ann Knights and James A. Knights and his wife, Christine; six grandchildren, Kristen Pitroff, Gina and Lauren Lopez, Brendon, Cameron and Kara Knights; one sister, Isabella Ross, and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a brother and four sisters, William McHaffie, Clara Jepson, Grace Clark, Ruth Fitzroy and Elizabeth Zoito.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will take place Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St., North Adams. Calling hours at the funeral home will be Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested for the VNA & Hospice of Northern Berkshire for their heart-felt services through the funeral home. To send a card, message please visit


Funeral Home

Flynn & Dagnoli (West Chapel) - North Adams
521 West Main St North Adams, MA 01247

Published in The Berkshire Eagle from June 24 to June 25, 2013