Cafferty, Sr., age 79, of Chesterton, Indiana, formerly of Chicago, IL, and
a native of Doohoma, County Mayo, Ireland, has passed away.
He was the precious
husband and best friend of Anne Mary Durkin, and loving father of Margaret
Anne (Peg) and Terence Gorman, Patrick Kiernan and Kristin Cafferty, Siobhan
Marie and Christopher Rowney, Phelim Cyril Cafferty, Jr., the late Liam Jude
Cafferty and adored father-in-law of Tracy and Brian Killian.
He was special
father to James and Kristen Saranteas and cherished Papa to Keeley Elizabeth
and Conall Cafferky Gorman; Jack Ryan, Quinn Patrick, Kathryn Mary and
Bridget Ellen Cafferty; Christopher Jude and Cathal Padraic Rowney; Kiera
Anne Cafferty Killian and Mason David Killian. He was the beloved brother of
Mary and John Jaros, Ann Cafferky and Breege and Michael McDonnell, and
dearest brother-in-law of John and Mary Catherine Durkin, Sheila Durkin,
Michael and Tammy Durkin, Dianne Durkin and Ann Cafferty. He was also a
loving uncle to many wonderful nieces and nephews and special godfather to
John Durkin, David Jaros, Colleen Cafferty and Katie McDonnell.
He was preceded in
death by his parents Patrick and Catherine (Scanlon) Cafferky; brothers
Padraic, Michael, Henry and Vincent Cafferky; his parents-in-law William and
Sabina (Barrett) Durkin; and brothers-in-law Thomas and Cherry Durkin,
William and Martin Durkin.
Phelim shared many
happy times with his treasured Scanlon, Curtin, Sweeney, McCafferty, Gaughan,
Pfandler and Barry cousins. Many joyful holidays and memorable family
festivities were celebrated with the Gorman, Rader, Rowney and Masunas
Devoted follower of
Saint Jude Thaddeus, former member of Saint Columba Parish, Chicago, IL,
retired member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local #2.
Member of the Knights of Columbus, and member of the Saint Cyril Society of
Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, IL.
He leaves behind
many dear relations, neighbors and friends. We are incredibly grateful to
the doctors, nurses and staff members at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for
the love, care, and generous support they so graciously provided during
4 to 8 p.m., at Elmwood Chapel, 11200 S. Ewing Avenue, Chicago.
Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 N. Calumet Ave., Chesterton, IN, 46304. Funeral Mass at
11:00 a.m. Burial in Doohoma Cemetery, Doohoma, County Mayo, Ireland.
In lieu of flowers,
a donation for the Liam Jude Cafferty Scholarship may be sent to Mount
Carmel High School, at 6410 S. Dante Ave., Chicago, IL, 60637, or a donation
to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Donations are much appreciated.