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Charles Donald Rafferty

1935 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charles Donald Rafferty Obituary
Rafferty, Charles Donald COLONIE Charles Donald "Don" Rafferty, 78, passed away on March 9, 2014 after a brief illness. Born in Albany on September 14, 1935, he is the son of the late Charles F. Rafferty and Sally Waters Rafferty. Charles moved to Colonie in 1963 with his wife Anita to raise their family. He was an avid golfer, and was a patron of Colonie Elks 2192 and American Legion Post 1610. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife Anita Lederman Rafferty, and their eldest son Michael P. Rafferty. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Janet Rafferty and Sally Hausher. Charles is survived by his sons, Erick T. (Kelly) Rafferty of Gansevoort, Andrew D. (Kimberly) Rafferty of Rotterdam, and Terrence J. (Michelle) Rafferty of Colonie. He is also survived by his three cherished grandchildren, Erin M. Rafferty, Emma A. Rafferty, and Declan J. Rafferty. Funeral services will be private to the family. Memorial contributions may be made in Charles' name to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675; the , 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231; or the , 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. To leave a special message for the family online, please visit NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 11, 2014
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