Obit: Gaffney, Patrick Thomas (1947 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Gaffney, McKee, Reinart, Sudduth, Thomas, Johnson, Hanke, Reetz 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 10, 2010 

Gaffney, Patrick Thomas (27 April 1947 - 31 January 2010) With Flag 

Patrick Thomas Gaffney, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at his residence in Owen.   

Patrick was born April 27, 1947, the son of Judge Richard F. and Alice (McKee) Gaffney.  He was a graduate of the Owen-Withee High School.  Patrick entered the Army in 1966 and attained the rank of Specialist Four while serving in the Viet Nam War. After his honorable discharge in 1969, Patrick resided in Neillsville for a short time where he married Linda Reinart in 1971.  Patrick was employed at Greenwood Homes, later moving to Willard and then moving to Rock Dam where Patrick and Linda owned and operated the Lake Side Bar.  Patrick and Linda divorced in 1986, and he began working at Wisconsin Homes, then later at Figi’s, both located in Marshfield. 

Patrick was an avid trout fisherman and enjoyed camping. 

He is survived by his son Bartholomew (Michelle) Gaffney of Owen; his step daughter Betty Ann (Sam) Sudduth of Auburndale; his grandchildren, Bartholomew Jr., Alexandra, Timothy, Joshua and Amanda; three sisters, Janet (Dave) Thomas of Edgerton, Colleen Johnson of Neillsville and Kathy Gaffney of Edina, MN; and two brothers, Richard Gaffney of Neillsville and Timothy Gaffney of Roberts.  Pat is further survived by 11 nieces and nephews and numerous grand nieces and nephews. 

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Susan Johnson and Toni Gaffney and one niece, Peggy Sue Thomas. 

Patrick’s funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen with visitation from noon until time of service.  Burial with full military honors followed in Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. 

Pallbearers were: Sam Sudduth, Joshua Reinart, Denny Hanke and James Reetz. 

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