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Richard Joseph Rafferty


Richard J. Rafferty, 88, of Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Born in McAdam, he was the son of John James and Cecilia (Shields) Rafferty.  Richard retired in January 1986 as a Car Shop Foreman with CN and attended St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church.  Throughout his life, Dick volunteered countless hours to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, Ray of Hope Needy Kitchen, St. Patrick’s Family Centre, Knights of Columbus, Hoop Classic Boys’ Basketball Tournaments and most recently with Peoples Park Tower and was a member of the CNR Pensioners Association and the Air Force Veterans Club. Dick enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and summers at the family cottage at Parlee Beach. Richard will be sadly missed by his three daughters, Colleen Rafferty, Nancy Squires and Kerry Firth (Dwayne); son, Richard Rafferty (Angela); grandchildren, Kathleen and Laura Squires, Keira and Liam Rafferty, Molly Firth; brothers, Jack Rafferty (Pauline) Peter Rafferty (late Kaye) and Phillip Rafferty (late Kay); brother-in-law, Terry Whalen (Hazel); sister-in-law, Dee Dee Whalen and by several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Agnes Rafferty (2012) and brothers-in-law, Jim Whalen, John (Bernice) Whalen and Joe Whalen.  Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Funeral Mass at St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church, 340 Dominion St., on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am with Rev. Allison Carroll presiding. Reception in the Church Hall following Mass. Interment will be in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery later in the spring.  If so desired, donations in memory of Richard may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or NB Alzheimers Society. Online condolences for the family can be made at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com Click here to View Condolences Service Date Saturday, April 7, 2018Service Time 11:00 amService Location St. Augustine's Roman Catholic ChurchVisitation April 6, 2018Visitation Time 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 pmVisitation Location Fergusons Funeral HomeBurial Location Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery, Dieppe, later in the springRequested Charity St. Vincent de Paul Society or NB Alzheimers Society