Rose Marie (Fitzpatrick) Rafferty (1925 - 2015)

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Rose Marie Rafferty, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, at her home in Jacksonville, Fla.
Born May 5, 1925, in DuBois, Pa., she was the daughter of the late James and Loretta Rayburg Fitzpatrick. In March of 1943, she married her sweetheart, the late Walter Lynn Rafferty.
In the years to follow, they moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with the last 21 years residing in Jacksonville, Fla.
She is survived by her brother, James Fitzpatrick of DuBois; sons, Daniel Rafferty of Jacksonville, Fla., and Allen (Kathy) Rafferty of Gainesville, Fla.; daughter, Kathy (Barry) Kaufman of Jacksonville, Fla., and grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Kaufman of Jacksonville, Fla.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, in St. Joseph's Historical Catholic Church, 4214 Loretto Road. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.
Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 13 to Oct. 14, 2015
Arrangements under the direction of:
Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home
11801 San Jose Blvd | Jacksonville, FL 32223 | (904) 288-0025
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