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Thomas J. Caffrey

January 1, 1970 - April 16, 2005

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Metrowest News: Sunday

Thomas J. Caffrey, 81, of Holliston, died Saturday, April 16, 2005 at the Framingham Metrowest Medical Center. Born in Lanesboro, PA, he is the son of the late Melvin and Marie (Zeigler) Caffrey. A Holliston resident since 1965, Thomas was born and raised in Lanesboro, PA, and later also lived in Allen Park, MI. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and served on destroyers the U.S.S. Hutchins, U.S.S. Markas, and the U.S.S. Wickes. He was a Chief Radio Technician in the Navy. He also worked at the Electronic Institute of Detroit as a technical instructor and later at Honeywell of Billerica as a technical writer.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary “Rene” (O’Connor) Caffrey of Holliston, 3 daughters, Christine Endy, Nadine Chapman, and Maureen Caffrey, 4 sons, Thomas J. Caffrey Jr., John Caffrey, Philip Caffrey, and Peter Caffrey. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Melvin Caffrey and Ann Caffrey.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 23, 2005 at 10:00a.m. in St. Mary’s Church of Holliston. Visitation hours will be held on Friday, April 22, at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Holliston, 854 Washington St. (Rt. 126), from 6-9p.m.