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James McCafferty

James Ignatius “Jim” McCafferty

November 5th, 1935 - July 20th, 2023

Jim's Obituary

James Ignatius McCafferty, 87, of New Buffalo, passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at his home in New Buffalo.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, August 5, 2023 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 12601 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland, OH. Inurnment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland, OH. Memorial contributions may be given to the New Buffalo Public Library, 33 N. Thompson St., New Buffalo, MI 49117. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for the family may do so at www.sommerfeldchapel.com.

Jim was born November 5, 1935 in Cleveland, OH to Patrick and Helen (Gill) McCafferty, the youngest of 10 children. He lived his early life in Cleveland, graduating from St. Ignatius High School in 1953. He went on to graduate from Case Institute of Technology in 1957 with an engineering degree. At Purdue University in 1992, he earned his MBA and finally received his law degree from Valparaiso School of Law in 1999. Jim worked for Bethlehem and U.S. Steel for many years until he decided that he wanted to be a lawyer. At the age of 64, he finished law school and passed the bar. He practiced family law in the state of Indiana until his second retirement.

Jim is survived by his wife, Anne (Horrigan) McCafferty; his children, James McCafferty of Texas, Neil (Carolyn Natale) McCafferty of Massachusetts, and Mary (Scott) Seegers of Connecticut; a brother Dr. Frank McCafferty; his grandchildren, Patrick, Jack, Louis, Sean, Brian, Eileen, Teddy, and Laura; and his great-grandchild, River. He is preceded in death by his siblings; and his parents.

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