Created on Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:11
Last Updated on Thursday, 11 December 2008 05:11
David Roy Gaffney, 53, formerly of Waterbury, passed away unexpectedly
at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA, on Monday, December 1, 2008.
Born in Wilmington, Delaware, on November 8, 1955, David was the son of
Roy N. and Harriet (Fisk) Gaffney.
David attended schools in Barre, Waterbury and was a 1973 graduate of
Harwood Union High School where he was a member of the varsity teams of
baseball and golf. Joining the United States Air Force, David served
for five years where he was stationed in Alaska and Oregon. Following
his discharge he continued his education at Clemson University
graduating in 1986 with a degree in mechanical engineering.
David worked as a civilian employee for the United States Navy on
Nuclear Submarines based at the Norfolk (VA) Naval Shipyard, later at
the Portsmouth (NH) Naval Shipyard and, since November of this year, at
the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA. In his leisure time he
enjoyed biking, fishing, long-distance running, and purchasing homes to
David is survived by his parents, Roy and Harriet Gaffney of Waterbury;
his sister, JoAnne Sweeney and her husband Mark of Kingfield, ME; his
brother, Daniel Gaffney of Fairlee, VT; two nephews, Benjamin Sweeney
of Portland, ME, and Michael Sweeney of Kingfield, ME; his longtime
close friend and companion, Manuela Garcia of Norfolk, VA; his aunts
and uncles, Florence and Bruce Carson of Tallmadge, OH, William and
Dorothy Fisk of South Burlington, VT, Dolores Gaffney of No. Walpole,
NH, Ryno and Sue Gaffney of Clay City, KY; as well as numerous cousins.
Memorial services will be held from the Wesley United Methodist Church
in Waterbury on December 14, 2008, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow
in the church dining room. Private inurnment will take place in the
Welcome O. Brown Cemetery in Barton this spring. The family requests
that flowers be omitted; rather memorial gifts would be appreciated to
the American Heart Association, 434 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT
05495. To send online condolences please visit www.perkinsparker.com.
Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation
Service in Waterbury.