Mr. Raftery was born on July 19, 1938 in New York City, NY, the son of the late Patrick Raftery and Theresa McGrath Raftery. He was a graduate of Manhattan College and following his formal education served in the United States Army as a Reservist. He began his career as a Listings Director with the New York Stock Exchange and later worked with the Boston Stock Exchange, retiring as a Corporate Secretary. He enjoyed woodworking and furniture making and loved being a jokester.
Mr. Raftery is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Arlene M. Raftery; sons, LTC Brian W. Raftery, U.S. Army (Ret.) (Mary Therese) and Michael A. Raftery (Michelangelo Apodaca); daughter, Laura E. Raftery (David Blake); grandchildren, 2LT Matthew Raftery, U.S. Army, serving in Iraq (Elizabeth), PFC Sean Raftery, U.S. Army, Kiera Blake, and Erin Blake.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 at Sauls Funeral Home, 90 Simmonsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, P.O. Box 3827, Bluffton, SC 29910 or Bluffton Self Help, Donations Department, P.O. Box 2420, Bluffton, SC 29910.
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 12, 2016
Rafferty, Joseph P. [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
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Please disregard the first Prayer Request that I sent out. The Funeral Parlor spelled Mr Raftery’s last name incorrectly, two of which I missed. I have herein corrected all and apologize to the Raftery Family.
Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I believe that Joseph P. Raftery (not Rafferty) is a member of the Class of 1960.
May He Rest In Peace.
The name is spelled both ways in the Obit. Our records show Raftery.
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