In memory of
Margaret Gaffaney April 19, 1926 - January 5, 2017 Campbell Emmie Margaret Gaffaney passed away at her Campbell home on January 5, 2017, at the age of 90. She was a wonderful wife, mother and friend who will be missed very much. Margaret was born in San Jose when her parents, Ted and Emmie Grebbell, and sister, Joyce, emigrated from England after World War I. She was very proud to be a California native and a member of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County. In 1948, Margaret married the love of her life, Jack Gaffaney. Always a quiet force behind the gregarious Jack, she was gracious, intelligent and loving. They spent 66 wonderful years together before Jack's passing in 2014. She also lost her only sister Joyce Luhdorff and lifelong friend Dorothy Fouch in 2014. Margaret is lovingly remembered by her children Janet, Joan, Laurie and Pat, her ten grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a rosary service on Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Lima Family Erickson Memorial Chapel, 710 Willow St. in San Jose. A memorial mass celebrating Margaret's life will take place at St Christopher Church, 1576 Curtner Ave, San Jose, on Friday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice. View the online memorial for Margaret Gaffaney
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