James Patrick Rafferty
BiographyJames Patrick Rafferty, a former resident of Highland Falls, NY, passed away on Friday, June 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous fight with cancer. He was 56 years old.
Jim was born in Cornwall Hospital to William A. and Margaret Maher Rafferty on 9/20/1955 as the third of eight children. Jim grew up in the North end of Highland Falls on the top of Brown's Hill, graduated from Sacred Heart School, James I O'Neill High School, and Ladycliff College. He was a residential advocate for ARC of Monroe County (NY) for many years. He is survived by his loving parents, two sisters, Mary Hertzog of Colorado Springs, CO, and Patricia (Robert) Krom of Grahamsville,NY, four brothers - Thomas (Margaret) of Farmington, NY, Martin (Tamberly) of Plattekill,NY, Terence (Elizabeth) of Newburgh,NY, and Matthew of Fairport, NY, along with many aunts,uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jim was devoted to his faith, his family, friends and to his residents. We will all miss him greatly. He was predeceased by his brother Edward.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 353 Main Street, Highland Falls, NY 10928. Services will be at a later date.