GAFFNEY, Joseph G. Of Neponset, May 20, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Katherine M. (Hilson). Cherished father of James and his wife Marybeth Gaffney of Boston, Kathleen and her husband Thomas Clancy of Braintree, John Peter and his wife Ann Gaffney of Dorchester, Theresa and her husband Brian Stafford of Milton and Joseph and his wife Christina Gaffney of Houghs Neck. Also survived by 11 grandchildren who loved him dearly. Loving son of the late John P. and Theresa (Killen) Gaffney. Dear brother of Mary Cobb of Neponset and the late Jack Gaffney. Brother-in-law of Phyllis and the late Donald Mooney of Kingston, and George F. Cobb. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Dear friend of Doris and the late Tom Norton of Scarborough, ME. Visiting hours in the John J. O'Connor & Son Funeral Home 740 Adams St. (near Gallivan Blvd.), DORCHESTER, Tuesday 3 to 8 pm. Funeral Mass in St. Ann's Church, Neponset, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Retired 42 yr. employee of the Suffolk Registry of Deeds. Joe also worked many years with Baystate Cruises of Boston. Joe maintained friendships with so many that his memory, sense of humor and generosity will live on in those that loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saint Vincent DePaul Society, c/o Saints Ann's Church, 243 Neponset Ave., Dorchester, MA 02122. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery. For directions and expressions of sympathy, www.oconnorandson.com.
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Published in The Boston Globe from May 23 to May 24, 2011