Paul J. Caffrey
1929 - 2020
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Paul J. Caffrey, 90, of Endicott, New York passed away early Tuesday morning at the New York Veterans Home in Oxford, NY after beating the odds at the end of his life just as he did at the beginning of his life. Paul was born on November 8th, 1929 in Childs, PA to Harry and Bridget Caffrey. Paul is predeceased by his sisters Sister Doris, Margaret, Henrietta, Marion, Theresa, and Nancy and brothers John and Harold Caffrey who died in combat in Normandy, France. Paul is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marie, daughters MaryAnn (Joseph) Fritsch and Joyce (Leonard) Mantei, granddaughters, Sarah (Ron) Lewin, Jacqueline (Sean) Cousart, AnneMarie and Emily Mantei, and great-grandsons, Aidan and Rory Lewin.

Paul was truly a wonderful, caring, fun-loving man who was always the life of the party wherever he went. Anyone that Paul ever came across, he would tease and coin a nickname for them such as Yatsko, Tornado (Emily), or Sarge. He was an avid World War II history expert who read extensively on his personal hero, General George S. Patton. There was nothing more that Paul loved than passing time with his beloved granddaughters, reading, going out with his longtime friends (Ed, Jim, and Bill) and playing the lottery. Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army for 44 months in occupied Germany. He was a past Commander of the VFW Post #1449 in Endicott, NY and a 50+ year member of the American Legion.

A private funeral will be held at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation in Paul's name to the New York State Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. We are beyond appreciative for the tender care he received while there. Paul will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Please visit ParsonsFuneral.Com to offer your condolences.

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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Oct. 27 to Oct. 29, 2020.
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October 29, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Marie and children from Paul’s friends at Lake Timberline Campground. Paul will be missed! O’Reilly, Welch and Griffin Families
Catherine O’Reilly
October 29, 2020
Very good memories. Paul was a good and caring man who was a hard worker and a lot of fun. A good friend, husband, father and Grandfather. To Marie, MaryAnn, Joyce, the entire family and all of Paul's friends...may your good memories comfort you. RIP Paul. I'll see you again someday and we'll share a pizza and a basket of the big fries.
Anthony and Deborah Grassi
October 28, 2020
Yep-" life of the party" recall him dancing to 'Mack the Knife' while tellin his daughters that's when show biz was full of real singers not like the Rolling Stones....long live Paul doing the Madison Jackie Gleason style very caring guy
October 28, 2020
Thank you for your service Paul. May you rest in peace.
American Patriot
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