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Michael A. Gaffney, 80, of Rockford, passed away on December 30, 2016. He was born on January 7, 1936 in Rockford, the son of Francis W. "Ted" and Catherine (Haeberle) Gaffney. He married Catherine Ann Canavan on June 14, 1958 in Rumson, New Jersey.
Survivors include his spouse, Cathy; children, Michael P. (Kim) Gaffney, Mary P. "Trish" (Joe Marconi) Gaffney, Ann M. (Doug) Miller, Francis W. "Ted" (Michelle) Gaffney, Timothy C. (Mary) Gaffney, and Kathleen L. "Muffin" (Jeff) Mott; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brother, Thomas F. (Donna) Gaffney; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brothers, William H. and J. Patrick Gaffney; sister, Mary Ann Bates; and brothers-in-law, Jack Bates and Dennis Canavan.
Services will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in St. Peter Cathedral, 1243 N. Church St., Rockford, with Rev. Father Carl Beekman officiating. The family prefers memorials be made to St. Peter Cathedral School, 1231 N. Court St., Rockford, IL 61103.

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