Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, aunt, and friend, Louise Katherine McCafferty, 77, of Chenango Bridge, has taken Jesus' hand and followed him to Heaven. Surrounded by family and friends, she went to reunite with her paternal grandparents, Patrick and Katherine Lynch, her maternal grandparents, Louis and Ludmilla Macanek, and her mother and father, Jack and Olga Lynch. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Tom McCafferty, of 51 special years. Over those years they demonstrated the true meaning of marriage. Also survived by her eldest son, John McCafferty, daughter-in-love, Anne, and grandchildren Joshua, Kelsie, great granddaughter Kendall, and Seth Gordon. Her daughter, Mary Gell, son-in-love, Tom, and grandchildren, Samuel, Alyvia, and Zachary. Her son, Michael McCafferty, daughter-in- love, Nicole, and youngest grandson, Quinn. She is survived by her twin sister, Patricia Lynch , and younger sister, Mary Giblin, brother-in-love, Jack, and her nieces and nephews: John Giblin (Caryn) , Meghan Morton, Jason Giblin (Sarah), and her great grandnieces and grandnephews: Connor, Liam, Elizabeth, Molly, and Abby. Also cousin Jim Lynch. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Paul's Church where she became their first Eucharistic Minister. Her legacy is her incredibly strong faith, her devotion to sharing it, and her many life lessons passed on to her family, friends, and others. She graduated from St. Paul's High School in 1954. She would then graduate from nursing at Binghamton General Hospital in 1957 and serve her community for many years. After raising her family she returned to nursing at Associates in Internal Medicine (AIM) on Grand Ave. in Binghamton and United Medical Associates (UMA) in Johnson City. It was in her nature to take care of everyone around her. She was a devote Christian, and her unwavering faith will be recognized and rewarded in the eternal life, as it was recognized by all whom knew her. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Elizabeth Church Manor that thoughtfully cared for her these past several years including Ellie, Tanya, Vicky, and many others. A special thanks to all family and friends who lent their assistance and support to our family during this incredibly difficult period. Family will receive friends at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME INC. 137 Robinson St., Binghamton, N.Y. Thursday from 1-3pm and 5-7pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10am Friday at St. Paul's Church, 282 Chenango St., Binghamton, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Kevin Guest House, 782 Ellicott Street, Buffalo N.Y. 14203.
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson Street Binghamton, NY 13904-1544
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Apr. 27 to May 1, 2014