Joseph "Joe" Richard McCaffery

1924 - 2021

Tacoma, Washington


Joe McCaffery passed away in Tacoma, WA, on February 21, 2021 at the age of 97.  He leaves behind Dolores, his loving wife of 68 years; his devoted children, Claire (Richard) Griffin, Jean Clark, Brian (Christine) McCaffery, and Eileen (Robert) McCaffery-Lent; and his adoring grandchildren, Kathryn Clark, Laura Clark, and Dylan Clark.


Born to James and Gertrude Bolte McCaffery, Joe grew up in Oakland, California and spent his high school and college years in...

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Teresa Kriletich Bruce

March 9, 2021 9:57 AM

Mrs. McCaffery and family: Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. The joy and love Mr. McCaffery brought to your lives will not be forgotten.
Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.
Teresa Kriletich Bruce

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Kathy Erickson

March 8, 2021 7:57 AM

Rest in Peace, Joe.  Thank you for your calming and paternal presence in my young life.  A donation was made to the Community Food Bank in loving memory of Joe McCaffery. Sending love to all of the McCaffery clan.   Love, Kathy (Tadych) Erickson

Kathy and JL Drouhard

March 5, 2021 1:44 PM

We were sad to hear of the loss of Joe McCaffery.  He was a remarkable man and we felt lucky to get to know him after he moved to Tacoma.  There is a lot to celebrate about his life!  Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

Liz Ray

March 2, 2021 6:29 AM

The staff of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation send our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the entire McCaffery family. Your husband/father/grandfather will live on in your hearts and through the special memories of joyful times together.

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February 28, 2021 6:29 PM

Mrs. McCaffery and family,
We are so sorry for your loss! Joe will be missed.
With love,
Jean and Jon Sugarman

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