Mary D. Gaffney
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79, formerly of New Philadelphia, Ohio passed away on July 18, 2014 at the home of her daughter, Celeste Lee, in Fulton, Md. Mary was born Sept. 15, 1934 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and lived there until her early twenties. She and her family lived in several states until settling in New Philadelphia, Ohio in 1975. Mary loved the New Philadelphia area. Mary was a devote Catholic and an active member of Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia. She was a member of their alter society, senior citizens group, and once president of the garden club. Mary found her comfort and guidance through the Blessed Mary and by attending mass and the Eucharistic adoration. Mary is a graduate of the Canton City Nursing program and was a nurse at Twin City Hospital.
Mary is survived by: her sister, Elizabeth Kearney; her children Mary Margaret Fitzgerald, Jody Gaffney, Celeste Lee and Catherine Gaffney; her grandchildren, Meggan Morrison, Morgan DuBose, Katherine Gaffney, Elizabeth Lee, Rachael Gaffney, Miranda Fitzgerald, Madison Gaffney, Mathew Lee, Bodhi Danzansky; her great- grandchildren, Logan Marsolick, Shane Gainey, Gavin Marsolick, Mason Gainey and Blake Gainey; her nieces & nephews, Lynn Rollins, James Dunn, John Dunn, John Kearney, Joseph Dunn. Mary is preceded in death by her son, Christopher Coleman Gaffney, her parents Gladys Taylor and Francis Dunn and her brother, Francis "Sonny" Dunn.
Mary will be buried with her son in a family plot in Lewisville, Pa.
Published in The Times Reporter on July 20, 2014