Rose Alice Gaffney

April 25, 1926February 6, 2019

Rose Alice Gaffney, age 92, of Auburndale, FL passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019. She was born April 25, 1926 in Des Moines Iowa the daughter of James Ruben Martin and Gretchen Ruth Love. Mrs. Gaffney moved to the Winter Haven area in 1969 from Montgomery, NY. She worked as a Nurses Aid. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Easter Star. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Gaffney was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Virgil V Gaffney in 2015. She is survived by her children: Vernon Jay Gaffney and wife Janice, Clyde Gaffney and wife Patti, Jessica Collins and husband James, Arlene Havlik and fiancé Howard Noble, and Kimberly Braddy and husband Terry, extended family member: Linda Grimes, 8 grandhildren and 12 great grandchildren. Visitation is Monday, February 11, 2019 from 2-3pm with funeral services at 3 pm, both at Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home, 2198 K-Ville Avenue, Auburndale, FL.


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2019

Rose Alice Gaffney

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Karen Dailey

February 11, 2019

Our hearts are with your family today! Aunt Rose was always so generous and kind to us Goss kids and then to my own children as they were growing up. She and Uncle Virgil always sent cards and a gift for our special life-changing occasions. She is a beautiful soul and will be missed! God Bless all of you! ~The Dailey Girls