Mahaffey, Katherine M.
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Katherine (nee Plascyk) Mahaffey of Airmont. Born March 5, 1932 to Francis B. Plascyk Sr. & Marie (Horan) Plascyk, Bronx, NY. Katherine married James Patrick Mahaffey on October 25, 1952 at Saint Benedict Church, Bronx, NY. Married for almost 50 years until James' passing in June 2002.
Katherine is survived by her dear brother James Plascyk and sisters-in-law Julia O'Malley and Mary Plascyk. She was predeceased by her brother Francis B. Plascyk Jr., sister Mary Neubauer and sisters-in-law, Dorothy Acanfora and Margaret Plascyk. Also survived by her devoted children and their families, William R. Mahaffey and wife Dorothy, Kathleen Mahaffey, James P. Mahaffey Jr. and wife Kerrin, Gerard T. Mahaffey and Constance, Mary Anne Lyman, Anne Marie Thrush and husband Kenneth. Cherished grandchildren, Lucas and Zachary Mahaffey, Dillon and Delia Mahaffey, Christopher, Daniel, Nicholas and Tyler Lyman, Forest and Jade Marie Thrush. Katherine was blessed to have many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends. Widely known for her gentleness and sincerity, she touched countlesslives with her kindness and immeasurable capacity to love unconditionaly. She will be forever missed and loved.
Visitation will be held at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, NY 10901 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:00am with the interment to follow at Ascension Cemetery, Airmont, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Katherine's honor to
, www.stjude.org or Michael J. Fox Foundation, www.michaeljfox.org.
Published in the The Journal News on July 16, 2014