October 5, 1930 - May 16, 2016
Mrs. Rita Marjorie Post Gaffney, age 85, Elberton, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center. Rita was born October 5, 1930, in Norwood NY; the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary Post. She was a graduate of Norwood High School and the Rochester Business Institute. She was employed before marriage as a physician’s assistant. Rita also worked for the Elbert County School System, and was active in the Elbert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. A devoted wife and mother, Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Gaffney, two sisters; Ann Duffy of Ogdensburg NY, and Peggy Pusateri of Williamsville NY; and a brother, Joe Post of Norwood NY. Rita is survived by three daughters, Mary Ellen Castronova of Hixson TN, Peggy Powers of Elberton, and Patricia Jensen of Hartwell; and three sons, Richard Gaffney of Phoenix AZ, Steve Gaffney of Watkinsville, and Mark Gaffney of Winterville. Ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren also survive. She is also survived by three sisters, Molly Morgan of Potsdam NY, Eileen Donovan of Princeton Junction NJ, Jean Doran of Seneca SC; and a brother, Paul Post of Massena NY. The family received friends on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m. and Rosary followed at 8:30 p.m. at Hicks Funeral Home. A funeral mass for Mrs. Gaffney was held Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, 155 Forest Avenue in Elberton, with Father Rafael Castano officiating. Interment followed at Elmhurst Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were: Howard Gailey, Bill Gaffney, Mike Gaffney, Adam Powers, Joe Beaver, and Charles Sartain. Members of the Elbert Memorial Hospital Auxiliary served as honorary pallbearers. Donations may be made to Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, in care of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1009 Benson St., Hartwell GA 30643. Hicks Funeral Home & Cremation Services was in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Rita Marjorie Post Gaffney.
Mrs. Rita Marjorie Post Gaffney, age 85, Elberton, died Monday, May 16, 2016, at Gentiva Hospice at Athens Regional Medical Center. Rita was born October 5, 1930, in Norwood NY; the daughter of the late Charles J. and Mary Post. She was a... View Obituary & Service Information
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