PORTLAND — Edith Margaret McCafferty 92, formerly of Daytona Beach, Fla., died peacefully Nov. 2 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough Nov. 5.

Born in Brunswick, June 30, 1918, a daughter of Allan G. and Annastacia (Cunningham) McGuire, she attended local schools and graduated from Brunswick High School in 1936.

She worked for various businesses in the Brunswick area.
On Jan. 15, 1945, she married Louis “Bud” McCafferty.

In 1969 she and her husband moved from Brunswick to Daytona Beach, Fla., where she worked as a bank teller and loved daily walks on the beach.  

She returned to Maine in June 2007, and lived independently in Portland until her death.

Friends and family will remember her independence, positive spirit and sense of style.

Her husband Louis “Bud” McCafferty predeceased her in 1983.  She was also predeceased by her brother, Allan McGuire, and three sisters, Annabelle Ouellette, Charlotte Jones, and Helen McGuire.  

Survivors include her sister, Freda Farrar of Andover, Mass.; and many nieces and nephews. She also  leaves many friends in the Daytona Beach area, including her dearest friend and neighbor, Tommy Partin.  She cherished the friends and staff where she lived at Park Danforth, especially her “dinner club,” Esther, Pearl, Sophie, and Henry.

The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House for their care and compassion, and a special thanks to Dr. Laurie A. Small and the MMC IV therapy staff in Scarborough for their constant and continued support during this last year.

Visiting hours will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St., Brunswick, followed by a funeral mass at the St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen St., Brunswick. Interment will follow in St. John’s Cemetery Brunswick, and lastly, a reception will be held at Stetson’s Funeral Home Reception Center.

Memorial donations may be made to the Iris Network, 189 Park Ave., Portland, ME 04102.

Memorial condolences may be expressed at stetsonsfuneralhome.com.

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