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December 1, 1945 - April 26, 2018
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Marion Caffrey, age 72 and a lifelong resident of Scranton, avoided the aches and pains of old age on Thursday morning at Holy Family Residence in Scranton, after a recent illness. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years, Edward Caffrey, on August 22, 2001.
Born on December 1, 1945, she was the daughter of the late James and Marion Roche Connolly. After graduating with the former South Catholic High School Class of 1963, she married Eddie and raised her daughter Maureen.
Marion was always ready for her next adventure from Young Mothers’ Club meetings to Red Hat Society luncheons. Over time, dart night at Spats in West Scranton turned into yoga evenings at Holy Family.
Marion started every afternoon with her birds and a cup of coffee and the daily crossword. She spent many late nights enjoying sherbert, while scrolling through Facebook with a movie roaring in the background.
Marion was happy with the simple things in life and could fill a room with laughter with a single story.
She is survived by her perfect daughter, Maureen O’Malley and husband Patrick of Scranton; four grandchildren, whom all her friends were jealous of, Meghan Loven and husband Robert and Morgan, Patrick and Monica O’Malley; her sister-in-law, Joan Caffrey of Scranton; her longtime companion, Jerry McCormick of Dunmore; her niece, Patti Guasto of Avoca; three great nieces, a great nephew, and a loving cousin, Pat Tokarski of Old Forge.
A sister, Jane Connolly, also preceded her in death.
Her family would like to acknowledge and thank the entire Holy Family community, who gave Marion care, comfort and kindness leading up to her passing.
Funeral services will begin on Monday at 10:15 a.m. in the Maloney Lounge of Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave. in Scranton, with a 10:30 Mass of Christian Burial in the Holy Family Chapel, to be celebrated by the Rev. E. Francis Kelly, chaplain. Burial will follow at the Cathedral Cemetery in Scranton. Family and friends wishing to pay their respects are invited to the residence between 2-5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Family is asking that those in attendance wear butterfly accessories to commemorate Marion’s love for butterflies.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.