HOUSTON – Thomas Cafarelli, 87, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at North Mississippi Medical Center Inpatient Hospice in Tupelo. He was born July 19, 1926, in New Jersey to Charles and Lena Derddea Cafarelli. He was a Catholic and a jockey, racing horses for many years. He was an Army
veteran of World War II
He is survived by one daughter, Jessica Cafarelli of Idaho Springs, Colo.; one brother, Rocco Cafarelli (Carol) of Morris Plains, N.J.; two grandsons, Jared Hudson of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jordon Hudson of Denver, Colo.; and his caregiver, Louise Secrest of Houston.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Thomas Cafarelli Jr. ; and two brothers, Jimmy and Joe Cafarelli.
Memorial Funeral Home of Houston is assisting the family.