GAFFNEY- John Thomas, age 5, of West Islip, NY, on December 11, 2011. Beloved son of Kevin and Teri Gaffney. Loving and adored brother of Emma and Ryan. Cherished grandson of Catherine and the late John Murphy and Anne and the late Thomas Gaffney and great-grandson of Phyllis Gaffney. Also survived by many devoted aunts, uncles and cousins. John will also be missed by all his friends and classmates at Oquenock Elementary School. Reposing at the Fredrick J. Chapey & Sons West Islip Funeral Home, 1225 Montauk Hwy. (1/4 mile west of the Robert Moses Cswy.). The Celebration of the Liturgy of Christian Burial, Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church, West Islip. LI, 10:00AM Thursday. Interment, St. Charles Cemetery, Farmingdale, NY. Visiting hours, Tuesday, 7:00PM until 9:30PM and Wednesday, 2:00PM until 4:30PM and 7:00PM until 9:30PM. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Mark R. Harris Foundation, 144 Hampton Blvd. Massapequa, NY 11758, would be appreciate.
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Published in Newsday on Dec. 13, 2011