2010-07-30 / Obits

Joseph Peter McCafferty

Iron Worker

Joseph Peter McCafferty, 83, a former Rockaway resident, died July 20.

McCafferty was born on February 23, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a retired Iron Worker, Local 580. He lived in Rockaway since 1982 before moving to Phoenix, Arizona with his family in 2007. He was also a U.S. Navy veteran, serving from 1944 to 1947. McCafferty was a member American Legion, International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Workers for 45 years and Iron Workers Local 75 Phoenix, Arizona.

McCafferty was preceded in death by his wife, Rae.

McCafferty is survived by his daughter, Margaret Gaillard; grandchildren, Michelle Dalton, Becky Avotins, Bob Gaillard and Kim Bird; and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements remained private. A memorial service will be held in Rockaway in December. For details, call Paul Dalton at 602-206- 6172.

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