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John  J. "Jack" Caffrey
  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to the Sean J. Caffrey memorial scholarship at Santander Bank in Wayland, Massachusetts.

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“Jake's attempts to bring his Marine training and organization to the Gorham family Christmas Eve visits was a memorable experience. He tried but...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Gorham Purdy - West Roxbury, MD

“Jack was a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Heather Jones - Weston, MA

“He was always so full of life at our family gatherings. I'm thankful to have spent time with him in May. Sending love and prayers to all my cousins. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Jeannie Milan - Westfield, IN

“Jake was my close friend from Weeks Jr. High and Newton High. We joind the USMC together and parted ways years after. The caffrey family home in...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: COR

“I will remember the talks we had at the VFW and will miss our intelligent conversations about life. Rest in peace. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: John Soraghan - Dover, MA

“Jack and I go back to Weeks Jr High in Newton, MA. He and I were avid sports fans, and one of my best memories was of us having season tickets to...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Henry Salustro - Naples, FL

“I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Jake. He was like a father to me and my siblings growing up. I will always remember the pool parties...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Ambrose-Romano - FL

“I am so sad to hear of your Dads passing. He was a huge figure in my young life and I always enjoyed being around him as well as the rest of your...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Ambrose - PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL

“The world has lost a great guy. Jake and I go back a long way. We worked together, played together and generally raised hell together. We were a part...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Bill Ambrose - Punta Gorda, FL


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John (Jack) Caffrey, 84, of Weston, Massachusetts passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 after a long and courageous battle with melanoma surrounded by his loving family.
Jack was a long-time resident of Needham and grew up in Newton Centre where he graduated from Newton North High School. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps., studied at Northeastern University in Boston majoring in Civil Engineering and worked at the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers for over 40 years.
He was an avid golfer and enjoyed all sports.
He is survived by his three children: Susan (Caffrey) Teperow of Dracut, MA, James M. Caffrey of Weston, MA and Dawn E. (Caffrey) Cox of Hopkinton, MA, daughter-in-law Rachael (McNamara) Caffrey of North Attleboro, MA and sister Jane (Caffrey) Wilson of Speedway, IN. He has two predeceased sons Sean J. Caffrey and Brian A. Caffrey,
as well as former wife, predeceased Maryann Caffrey. He will also be missed by his eight grandchildren: Samantha B. Teperow-Pilch, Noah B. Teperow, Katelyn M. Cox, Michael A. Cox, Hailey E. Cox, Justin R. McNamara, Sean J. Caffrey, and Shealyn R. Caffrey. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all.
Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00PM at Eaton Funeral Home 1351 Highland Ave. Needham, MA on Monday, August 21, 2017. His Mass of Christian Burial will be in St. Bartholomew's Church in Needham on Tuesday, August 22 at 10:00AM followed by Interment with Military Honors at St. Mary's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations to be made to the Sean J. Caffrey memorial scholarship at Santander Bank in Wayland, Massachusetts.