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Catherine Gaffney

Catherine Mary "Kay" Gaffney (DePascale)

Friday, May 9th, 1924 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Catherine M. "Kay" (DePascale) Gaffney, 94, of Newington, formerly of West Hartford, died peacefully on Thursday, February 7, 2019. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Grace DePascale and was a resident of West Hartford for over 65 years. Prior to her retirement, Kay was employed at the VA Hospital in Newington. She enjoyed many winters in Florida and was an avid Red Sox fan. Her greatest joy was the times she spent with her family.
Kay leaves a daughter, Grace Lynn Schweiger of Avon; a granddaughter, Jill Schweiger of West Hartford; a grandson, Jeffrey Schweiger of Newington and a beloved great-grandson, Cole Schweiger. A special thank you to the staff at Cedar Mountain Commons, Newington for their wonderful care.
Calling hours are Sunday, (Feb. 10), from 3 to 5 pm at the Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. Funeral Service will be Monday, (Feb 11), 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday, February 10th, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Monday, February 11th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, February 11th, 2019 10:00am
    Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home
    1084 New Britain Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06110
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Fairview Cemetery
    200 Whitman Avenue
    West Hartford, CT 06107
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Donations are being accepted for: St. Jude Children's Hospital.


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Wendy and Tom Lincoln

Posted at 11:59am
In loving memory of Lynnie's mother, Kay.
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Lynn Marie Pedro Clinger

Posted at 09:05pm
Lynnso sorry to hear of your loss . I still remember you being our neighbor & mom taking you & I places god be with you. Lynn Marie Pedro. (Clinger now) Westgate St.


Posted at 07:46am
My deepest condolences to the family for their loss. May the many good memories you have of Catherine bring you comfort. The God of all comfort sees the tears brought on by the death of our loved ones Psalms 56:8. He yearns to bring back those sleeping in death Job 14:14,15 to a time when sickness,suffering and death will be no more. Revelation 21:4.

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