Rose Marie Rafferty

b9bb61b3-40ff-4ed0-a014-8aff39cc5ef3[1]Rose Marie Rafferty, 90, died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at her home in Jacksonville, FL.

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, FL with the last 21 years residing in Jacksonville, FL.

She is survived by her brother, James Fitzpatrick of DuBois; sons, Daniel Rafferty of Jacksonville, FL and Allen (Kathy) Rafferty of Gainesville, FL; daughter, Kathy (Barry) Kaufman of Jacksonville, FL and grandchildren, Jessica and Daniel Kaufman of Jacksonville, FL.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, October 15, in St. Joseph’s Historical Catholic Church, Loretto Road.

Interment will follow at 1:30pm 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. (904) 288-0025.

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