McCaffrey, Shirley A.

October 28, 1929 – January 10, 2016

Shirley Dulong McCaffrey was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in St. Louis, MO. She attended Ursuline Academy, St. Louis University, and St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing where she earned her R.N. degree.

She and husband Dr. James D. McCaffrey moved to California with their 3 children in 1959. During their many years in Fullerton, Shirley was able to pursue her love of painting and became an award-winning artist. She belonged to the Anaheim and La Habra Art Associations, and was also an active member of the Women’s Auxiliary to the Orange County Medical Society, teaching safe baby-sitting skills and first aid to Girl Scouts.

Shirley was preceded in death by husband Jim in 1997, and is survived by her three children, James Jr., Roger, Elizabeth; their spouses; and 4 grandchildren, James III, Jourdan, Jennifer and Everett.

Services were held privately at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton. In lieu of flowers, Shirley’s wish is that a donation be made to in Irvine, CA or to your own favorite charity.

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