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Ernestine Lafferty

Ernestine Emelia Lafferty, age 91, formerly of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at ManorCare Nursing Home, Wilmington, DE.

Mrs. Lafferty attended Wilmington High School. An avid singer, she performed at several local ship launchings during World War II. She was a homemaker for most of her life.

She was the widow of Edward Francis Lafferty, who died in 1984, and the devoted mother and caregiver of her son, Patrick Gerard Lafferty, who died in 1996.

Her sisters, Olive DeToro and Emilia Kramer, preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Edward Paul Lafferty, and her daughter-in-law, Ellen Marie Lafferty. In addition, several nieces and nephews, including James Kramer and Catherine Kramer, survive her.

A private graveside service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015 at All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Hwy, Wilmington, DE 19808.

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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 3, 2015
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