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William Gaffey, 83

William James Gaffey, 83, of North Adams, MA. died Wednesday July 14, 2021 at his home. He was born in North Adams on November 7, 1937 a son of the late Patrick and Florence (Veilleux) Gaffey. William attended the former St. Joseph Parochial School in North Adams. He was a longtime member of the Local #473 Labor Union. William loved spending time with his family, riding his bike, fishing and walking. He also had a keen interest in electronics.

His wife Jacqueline Ann (Fredette) Gaffey died May 21, 2021. Survivors include his six loving children, Brenda Willette of Bennington, VT, Lisa Dix and her husband Ernest of Clarksburg, MA, Tenea Minasian and her husband Dale of North Conway, NH, Laurie Grimaldi and her husband Steven of Adams, MA, Patrick Gaffey of North Adams, MA, and Tammy Clark and her husband Everett of Adams, MA. He also leaves ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers James Gaffey of the State of Florida, John Gaffey of Clarksburg, MA, and Robert Gaffey of North Adams, MA. William was predeceased by two sisters Mary Pellerin and Florence Del Signore and two brothers Donald Gaffey and Cpl. Patrick J. Gaffey, US Army who was killed in Korea August 8, 1956.

Graveside services to celebrate the Life of William J. Gaffey will take place Wednesday July 21, 2021 at 1PM at the family plot in Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit

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Brenda and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and. It's hard loosing a parent my deepest condolences with love Cindy
from: Cindy Pecor Schneider on: 07-17-2021

Dear Jim, Iím very sorry flor your loss of your brother. My condolences to his whole
family. 😔🙏
from: Diane Gallese Parsonson: 07-16-2021

So sorry for your loss.He was a good person. He would help anyone out.He will be missed
from: BILL and JOAN Worthon: 07-16-2021

Brenda and Lisa, My sincere condolences on the loss of your dad. He was a swell guy.
Robin Bachand
from: Robinon: 07-16-2021

To the Gaffey Family I am so sorry for the loss of your Parents over the last couple months . Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
from: JOHN P GIFFORDon: 07-16-2021

To the Gaffey Family, I am sorry to see the passing of your Father, My heart goes out to you all in this time of need. It was with great pleasure to have gotten to know your parents. I can't imagine what you are all going through as I know you are still grieving with the loss of your Mother a few months back, May you all know that you are being thought of in this time of need.
from: Tom Ostranderon: 07-16-2021

John, Barbara, and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
from: Pam (Richards) Kidderon: 07-15-2021

Laurie and Steve, We are so sorry for your loss and so soon after your mother. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
from: Thomas Kidder and Pamela Kidderon: 07-15-2021

Bill was an often visitor and was never too busy to help when I needed help---he was always there, Carole and I always enjoyed his company. He will be missed. His Jackie is waiting for him!
from: robert gaffeyon: 07-15-2021

Lisa and Family, Sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family.
from: Rosetta Shermanon: 07-15-2021