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McCracken Funeral Home

1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Francis Gaffney Sr.

January 1, 1962August 30, 2019
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William "Bill" Francis Gaffney Sr., age 57, of Roselle Park, New Jersey passed away on Friday August 30, 2019. "Bill" was born January 1, 1962.

His son Billy was his best friend, he loved the N.Y. Mets and N.Y. Giants, he enjoyed watching the Honeymooners, Laurel and Hardy, The Three Stooges, and black and white movies. Bill was an avid music lover especially 70's music, he could name who sang each song and what year it came out. He was also a big history fan, loved telling jokes and laughing he cared about everyone and would always call everyone for their birthday. He was a big animal lover to all his pets....Maci, Lulu, Falon, Knuckles, Mimi and Daisy.... even our bearded dragon Clarence. When one of his pets was sick or passed away, he always prayed for them like they were his own children. The empathy he had for people and animals was truly loving. Bill was a religious man and always said God will take care of us at the end. He was an altar boy at Church of the Epiphany in NYC and loved the blessed mother.

Bill Cared about his job and his fellow workers that he considered his friends. He would take his shirt off his back and give it to anyone if they needed it, always had a positive outlook and saw the good even in bad situations, he never gave up hope. If someone was sad he always tried to cheer up that person. Bill was a family man and most important to him was spending time with his family. He will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. His passing has touched many. The love his family and friends had for him is undeniable. The Heaven's received an angel. He might not be walking among us, but he is by God's side. God's presence in his life was important to him. He always had faith and knew God will take him in at the end and show him the love he always believed in.

He leaves behind his wife Susan, two children William (Billy) and Nola (Tim), two grandchildren Kenley and Ainsley, his mother and father Barbara Clark Gaffney and Thomas Gaffney, 12 siblings Tommy (Kathleen), Jimmy (Cathy), Barbara (Dave), Patsy (Christopher), Kathleen, Helen, Theresa, Eileen (Brian), Maureen (Terry), Bobbie, Moe and Lisa, as well as 20 nieces and nephews, James, Nina, Ryleigh Mae, Tommy Jr., Sean (Lauren), Patrick, Jimmy (Michelle), Mia, Raymond (Melissa), Barbara, Stephanie, Casey, Katye (Matt), James (Kim), Matthew, Andrew, Michael, Charlie, Madison and Ross.

A visitation for "Bill" will be held Friday, September 6, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM at McCracken Funeral Home, 1500 Morris Ave, Union, NJ 07083. Following the visitation will be a funeral service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place, Roselle Park, NJ 07204.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.McCrackenFuneralHome.com for the Gaffney family.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 6, 2019

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Michael Mongiori

September 8, 2019

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September 8, 2019

John Cassarello

September 5, 2019

If I were to share my memories , It would take a lifetime. We always had a good time and lots of laughs no matter where we were. Sadly as we got older we grew apart, and lost touch. I will never forget the fun times - Billy you will definitely be missed . God bless you and may you rest in peace my friend.
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Catherine Gaffney

September 5, 2019

Billy This Is To You.
When I starting dating your brother and I met the whole family I remember being so nervous because there were so many of you. However Almost immediately I felt so welcomed. From that day on you always made me feel loved. Our conversations when you would call Jim and we would talk for awhile were always heartfelt. Billy you were such a loving person who will never be forgotten, always loved and will always live on in our lives through all your jokes
Funny stories , your special laughter and
Your loving ways. Your smiling face is what I will see when I think of you.
Rest Peacefully and know you are being
Hugged so tight within my heart.

Natasha Zadubara

September 4, 2019

So many amazing memories ♥️

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