Margaret Rafferty

Saturday, September 20, 2008
Margaret Rafferty

Margaret Rafferty

Margaret I. Rafferty, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008, at her home.

She was born Jan. 28, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ben and Barbara Boxdorfer Griffaw. She and Paul Rafferty were married July 19, 1940, in St. Louis. He died Nov. 12, 1969.

Rafferty worked on aircraft for the war effort at McDonnell-Douglas during World War II. She later worked in the financial field many years, retiring in 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral, an avid bowler and huge Cardinals fan. She also loved antique cars.

Survivors include a son, Robert Rafferty of Seldovia, Alaska; a daughter, Barb Fitzgerald of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Katy Patrick of Cape Girardeau; six grandchildren; and nine great- grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Parish prayers will be at 5:30.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Cathedral, with the Rev. Tom Kiefer officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn., 38105.