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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12TH ST, Little Rock, AR

OBITUARY

Mary Christina (Cafferty) Jaros

May 31, 1940May 13, 2020
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Mary Christina Cafferty Jaros, at age 79, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at home with John Jaros her loving spouse of 55 years as of this July by her side. Born May 31, 1940 in Doohooma, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Kate Cafferty, brothers Padriac, Phil, Michael, Vincent, and Henry Cafferty; sister-in-law Ann Cafferty; nephews Liam and Michael Cafferty.

She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, John Jaros; sons Michael (Becky), David (Missy), John (Erin); grandchildren Patrick Jaros, Savanna Jaros, Katie Jaros, John David Jaros; bonus grandchildren Anthony Harkins, Rachel Smith; and six bonus great grandchildren; sisters Ann Cafferty, Breege and brother-in-law Michael McDonnell; sister-in-law Anne Cafferky; brother-in-law Robert Jaros and Glen Taylor; sister-in-law Susan Gibson and brother-in-law Donald Gibson; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Mary was the eldest daughter of eight children of Pat and Kate. She grew up in the beautiful, rural area of Ireland near the coast. Mary arrived in the States in 1958 in Buffalo, New York. She moved to Chicago and met a young man at a dance hall. Mary and John were married on July 3, 1965. Mary loved to dance and listen to Irish music. She had an amazing sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was a friend to many and loved by all.

Rosary/Funeral Mass will take place at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 6219 Baseline Rd., Little Rock, AR. 72209 on Saturday, May 16, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If planning on attending, please call or text David Jaros at 501-350-5040 because of Covid-19 concerns, the services will be limited to 100 in attendance and masks will be required. The services will also be streamed on Facebook due Covid-19. To share messages of love and support to the family, please visit www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com. The family would also like to invite you to share in the services via Facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/GriffinLeggett/videos/249471362814709/ In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Arkansas at www.alzark.org.

Services

  • Rosary

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, May 16, 2020

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Tracy Harris

May 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss, Jaros family. Mrs. Jaros was always such a sweet lady. I remember her fondly from my days at St. Theresa's. I am praying for your family.
Much love,
Tracy Herrington Harris

Linda Kordsmeier

May 15, 2020

Boys your mom was so full of life and energy. When you guys were young she was always supporting you and volunteering at St Theresa. I remember her smile and great laugh. I’m glad she is one of my life memories. too. My prayers are for you and your Dad, that you will find joy in the wonderful memories that she is responsible for creating.

Mary Shere

May 15, 2020

My parents, Ed and Annette Butkiewicz, enjoyed the Sunday brunches after church services with Mary and John and several other couples for many years. I would be invited to join them and got to see what a great time the brunch bunch had thanks to Mary's humor. My parents are gone now but those memories at Denny's will be with me forever. Rest in peace, Mary.

Carol Bearden

May 15, 2020

A truly lovely lady who was kind to all. She never lost that delightful Irish brogue. A fixture at St. Theresa’s, she will certainly be missed by many. Our sincere condolences to John and the family. Bob and I will remember her in our prayers.

Paul Weise

May 14, 2020

Dear John & family, I was very sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. I have very fond memories of my time during grade school/high school of visiting and eating meals at the home along with Mike. My prayers and thoughts go out to you all during this time. Love, Paul

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Biography

Mary Christina Cafferty Jaros, at age 79, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at home with John Jaros her loving spouse of 55 years as of this July by her side. Born May 31, 1940 in Doohooma, Ballina, County Mayo, Ireland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Kate Cafferty, brothers Padriac, Phil, Michael, Vincent, and Henry Cafferty; sister-in-law Ann Cafferty; nephews Liam and Michael Cafferty.

She is survived by her loving husband and best friend, John Jaros; sons Michael (Becky), David (Missy), John (Erin); grandchildren Patrick Jaros, Savanna Jaros, Katie Jaros, John David Jaros; bonus grandchildren Anthony Harkins, Rachel Smith; and six bonus great grandchildren; sisters Ann Cafferty, Breege and brother-in-law Michael McDonnell; sister-in-law Anne Cafferky; brother-in-law Robert Jaros and Glen Taylor; sister-in-law Susan Gibson and brother-in-law Donald Gibson; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Mary was the eldest daughter of eight children of Pat and Kate. She grew up in the beautiful, rural area of Ireland near the coast. Mary arrived in the States in 1958 in Buffalo, New York. She moved to Chicago and met a young man at a dance hall. Mary and John were married on July 3, 1965. Mary loved to dance and listen to Irish music. She had an amazing sense of humor and an infectious laugh. She was a friend to many and loved by all.

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