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Mary T. Rafferty

December 3, 1926 ~ March 29, 2021 (age 94)

Obituary

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

                        Kathe Rafferty

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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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church
303 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Church
303 Main Street
Aurora, NY 13026

Committal
Tuesday
April 6, 2021

12:00 PM
St. Patrick's Cemetery
Route 90
Aurora, NY 13026

Donations

St. Patrick's Cemetery
P.O. Box 296, Aurora NY 13026

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