David A. McCaffrey, 94, of Framingham and Stuart, FL, died peacefully on May 6, 2018. Born in Waltham, the son of the late Patrick & Mary Edith (MacPhee) McCaffrey, he was the cherished husband of the late Helen (Gavin), and the late Evelyn (Gibson).
David proudly served his country during WWII in the US Navy aboard the USS Andromeda. A longtime Watertown resident, he worked for many years as a firefighter with the Watertown Fire Department, retiring as a Captain.
David was a devout Catholic, and a devoted family man who loved spending time with his four daughters, Judith Miles & her husband Ronald Tribuna of Dennis Port, Janice Mandile & her husband John of Watertown, Joan Ryan & her husband Gerald of Quincy, and Karen Hanley & her husband Leo of Framingham, his step children, Michelle Miller, and Steven Allain, his 13 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and his beloved friend Glennice Smiley of FL. Besides his parents and wives, David was predeceased by his siblings Marion Fenderson, Owen McCaffrey, and Jean Godfrey.
An avid traveler and reader, David enjoyed his home in FL where he loved golfing, playing shuffleboard and cards, and socializing with his many friends at Kingswood. He swam daily at the YMCA well into his 90’s. He took great pleasure in lunches with his friends from the Fire Department, Friday morning poker games at the Callahan Center, and being an active member of the Brookdale Senior Living Community.
Family and friends will honor and remember David’s life by gathering for visiting hours in the McCarthy, McKinney & Lawler Funeral Home, 11 Lincoln St., Framingham on Thursday, May 10th from 4-8 P.M. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday morning in St. George Church, 74 School St., Framingham at 10 o’clock. Interment in MA National Cemetery, Bourne at 2:15 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in David’s name to: The Watertown Firefighter’s Relief Assoc., 99 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472, or to: Honor Flight New England, P.O. Box 16287, Hooksett, NH 03106.