Mary T. Rafferty, 94, of Aurora, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021 at Hospicare & Palliative Care Services in Ithaca. She was born on December 3, 1926 in Levanna, NY to the late Frank and Marguerite Hickey Tierney. Mary graduated from Nazareth College in 1947 and became a French teacher for many years. She taught in Long Island, Monroe, Buffalo, and Carthage, NY retiring in 1992. Strong and Passionate Mary was a breast cancer survivor and faithful communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Aurora for many years. Mary enjoyed traveling and spending time at Cayuga lake.
She is survived by,
Step Children: Stephen (Betty) Rafferty
Marcia A. Jackson
Cousins: Kathleen (Roy) Beals
Pat (Anne) Miller
Mary (Tom) Miller Dunn
John (Sara) Miller
In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband John Rafferty, and stepson Michael Rafferty.
Visitation will be from 10am to 11am on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Church, 303 Main Street, Aurora. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11AM. Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Brookdale and Hospicare Residence for their compassionate and loving care.
Contributions may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 296, Aurora, NY 13026 in memory of Mary T. Rafferty.
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St. Patrick's Cemetery
P.O. Box 296, Aurora NY 13026