KINGSVILLE – Pauline A. McCafferty, age 87, formerly of East 6th St., Ashtabula, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, at the Ashtabula County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A lifelong Ashtabula resident, she was born here Nov. 2, 1928, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Carmel (Antenucci) DiDonato and graduated from Ashtabula High School in 1947.
Pauline was a lifelong member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Ashtabula; a life member of the VFW Post #943 Women’s Auxiliary; and she greatly enjoyed spending many retirement years in St. Petersburg, Fla., with the Ashtabula gang.
She is survived by her son, Brian (Mary Ann Capo) McCafferty of Ashtabula; daughter, Janice (Brian) Nolan-Kauppila of Conneaut; and son, Tom (Stephanie Candela) McCafferty of Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren, Ame Erdman, Traci Parks, Todd and Caitlin McCafferty, Angelina and Isabelle Isco, and Mark and Kristi Jadwisiak; great-grandchildren, Jalyn Dietrich, and Teddy McCafferty; sister, Elaine Valerio of Ashtabula; brother, Eugene DiDonato of Ashtabula; longtime neighbor and friend, JoAnn Tobias of Ashtabula. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard McCafferty in 1995; her daughter, Judy McCafferty Jadwisiak; and sisters, Angelina Barchanowicz, Grace Gabriel and Joan Raskob.
The family would like to thank everyone on the E Wing at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home, the 4th Floor North at ACMC and Hospice of the Western Reserve for all of the tender love and care that Pauline received while in their care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1st, in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 1200 East 21st St., Ashtabula, with the Rev. Raymond Thomas presiding. Burial will be next to her husband in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in North Kingsville.
There will be NO CALLING HOURS. Everyone is asked to meet at the church 11 a.m. Monday morning.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to either Our Lady of Peace Parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Worship Site, 3312 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004, or to Hospice of the Western Reserve, 1166 Lake Ave., Ashtabula, Ohio 44004.