OBITUARY

Gerald E. Gaffin

April 28, 1932December 4, 2018
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Gerald E. Gaffin of West Palm Beach, formerly of Framingham and New Seabury, MA, son of Harry and Anne (Grace) Gaffin, passed away suddenly, but peacefully in his sleep Tuesday, December 4, 2018. He was 86 years old. He was predeceased by his loving wife Rickey of 62 years. Jerry is survived by his beloved children, Margo (Lisa) and George Brown, David and Cindy Gaffin and grandchildren Richard, Rebecca and Madelyn Gaffin. Born in Worcester, MA on April 28th, 1932 he attended Law school, receiving his JD from Boston University in 1956. Gerald began his law career as an Assistant District Attorney before opening his own law firm in Framingham, MA where he was the senior partner for 45 years. Gerald was a member and past president of the MA Bar Association and Foundation, Member of Mediation and Arbitration in MA, Listed in Who’s Who of American Lawyers, Co-Founder of Trinity Mental Health Association, Past Counsel to the United Way of MetroWest, Danforth Museum, MetroWest Chamber of Commerce, Framingham Zoning Board of Appeals and Boston Beverage Corporation. Jerry and Rickey were avid travelers, visiting many destinations within the United States and around the world. He enjoyed golf and skiing, playing bridge and gin and entertaining family and his many friends. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 10th at 12PM at Star of David, 9321 Memorial Park Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33412 with a celebration of life immediately following the services. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in Gerald’s memory to the Joslin Diabetes Foundation. https://www.joslin.org/

  • FAMILY

  • Harry Gaffin, Father
  • Anne Gaffin (nee Grace), Mother
  • Joan Gaffin (nee Rockoff), Wife
  • Margo Brown, Daughter
  • George Brown, Son-in-law
  • David Gaffin, Son
  • Cindy Gaffin, Daughter-in-law
  • Richard Gaffin, Grandson
  • Rebecca Gaffin, Granddaughter
  • Madelyn Gaffin, Granddaughter

Services

10 December

Memorial Service

12:00 pm

IJ Morris at Star of David of the Palm Beaches

9321 Memorial Park Road
West Palm Beach, FL 33412

REMEMBERING

Gerald E. Gaffin

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Scott Osman

December 9, 2018

I remember uncle Gerry’s laugh which seemed to make the whole world seem fun. He was warm and loving... especially if Chinese food! I’ll miss him. Love to Margo and David

Harley and Stephen Osman

December 9, 2018

Ricky was my roommate at Boston University, we knew each other from Stamford.
She met Gerry the first day we arrived at Shelton Hall, the three of us
Became good friends. It was easy to love Gerry, he was smart ,witty , fun and kind. It is because of Gerry ,and a trip to a Chinese restaurant in Vermont that Stephen and I are now married. We have many wonderful memories of the Gaffin and Rockoff families. They will all always be a beautiful part of our lives.
With much love,
(“Auntie” )Harley and ( Uncle) Stephen





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