March 7, 1945 - November 30, 2019
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 TO OUR LEWES LOCATION. Dennis Lee Rafferty, age 74 of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 7, 1945 in Philipsburg, PA, son of the late Nicholas and Phyllis (Braund) Rafferty. Dennis built a career as a facilities engineer for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, retiring after 47 dedicated years. He was a member of the DuPont Country Club and the DuPont Facilities Services Golf League, as well as an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan, through good times and bad, attending games in the best and worst of weather. He truly enjoyed the game of golf, and with it, a lifetime of fun and bonding with his sons and friends. Above all, Dennis cherished time spent with those he held most dear. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, son-in-law and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew him. In addition to his parents, Dennis was preceded in death by his sister, Brigadier General Carole Rafferty Mitchell. He is survived by his beloved wife of 32 years, Camille (Fiorella) Rafferty of Milton, DE; his sons: Craig Rafferty (Carolyn) of Newark, DE and Scott Rafferty of Chester Springs, PA; his grandchildren: Ryan and Connor Rafferty of Newark, DE and Jason Rafferty of Chester Springs, PA; his brother, Nicholas "Bob" Rafferty, Jr. (Joann) of Wilmington, DE; his sister, Gloria Manubay (Sancho) of Hockessin, DE; his loyal feline companion, Luna; and his best friends, Frank Pellegrino, Joe Gilbert and Paul McDonagh. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes, DE, where friends may visit beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment will be private. The Rafferty Family would like to thank all of the doctors and nurses at Beebe Hospital, as well as the Tunnell Cancer Center, for their professional, competent, and caring manner as they assisted Dennis during his illness. A special thank you to Dr. Jeffrey Cramer for his kind attention to Dennis over the years. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Dennis' memory to Limen House, PO Box 1306, Wilmington, DE 19899, or the American Lung Cancer Association, 630 Churchmans Road, #202, Newark, DE 19702. Please visit Dennis' Life Memorial Webpage and sign his online guest book at www.parsellfuneralhomes.com.
FLORIST NOTE: PLEASE DELIVER ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY 3PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2019 TO OUR LEWES LOCATION. Dennis Lee Rafferty, age 74 of Milton, DE, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare, in Lewes, surrounded by his loving... View Obituary & Service Information
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