Thursday, May 10, 2012

Paul P. Caffrey -

Paul P. Caffrey, 85, of Nutley, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at his home.

He was born in Newark and resided there, until enlisting in the United States Navy. He proudly served his country aboard the U.S.S. Westmoreland, where he witnessed Japan’s surrender at the close of World War II. He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserve after the war, participating in several training exercises, including one through the Panama Canal. He joined the Newark Police Department as an Identification Officer, moving up to assistant chief before retiring in 1990, after 43 years of service. He was also an active member of the Newark Police Band, playing trumpet in parades and ceremonies.

After retiring from the Newark Police Department, he moved to Toms River, where his resided for 18 years, before moving to Nutley in 2008.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Anna C. (nee Bean) Caffrey; his children Patricia Oufiero and her husband Eugene, Dennis Caffrey, Bridget Lopreiato and her husband John, and Katherine Pahren and her husband Jeff; his sister Barbara Black; his 12 grandchildren; and his seven great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his brother Christopher Caffrey and his sister Anna Morton.

The funeral was to be conducted from the Biondi Funeral Home of Nutley, 540 Franklin Ave., on Friday, May 4. There was to be a funeral Mass celebrated at Holy Family Church in Nutley. The internment was to be at Glendale Cemetery in Bloomfield, with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, PO Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142, would be appreciated.

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