SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

February 14, 2014

Francis Gaffney, 89


West Roxbury, MA — Francis J. Gaffney, of West Roxbury, formerly of Jamaica Plain, February 12, 2014. Beloved husband of the late Catherine T. (O’Brien) Gaffney. Loving father of Francis J. Gaffney, Jr. and his wife, Nancy, of Danvers, Mary O. Gaffney of Boston, Paul G. Gaffney of Worcester, Anne Ahearn and her husband, Gerald, of West Roxbury, and the late Catherine E. Gaffney. Devoted grandfather of Shauna Powers, and her husband, Jay, Brenna Gaffney and Kyle McManus, Christopher Gaffney, Molly Ahearn, and Aidan Ahearn. Loving brother of Joseph P. Gaffney of West Roxbury, James M. Gaffney of Lexington, and the late Thomas and Elizabeth Gaffney.

Funeral from the Robert J. Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 1803 Centre St., West Roxbury on Tuesday, February 18, at 10 a.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Theresa of Avila Church at 11:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday, February 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment, St. Joseph Cemetery.

Late WWII Army veteran. 1st Infantry Division, “The Big Red One.” Mr. Gaffney fought in the D-Day Invasion, Omaha Beach, and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge. www.lawlerfuneralhome.com.

Lawler & Crosby Funeral Home, 617-323-5600.