Kathleen's Story

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ORRINGTON - Kathleen Vivian McCafferty, 89, of Orrington, passed away at the Gulfside Center for Hospice Care in Zephyrhills, Florida on January 6, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Kathleen was born August 17, 1926, in Winn, Maine to Bernard and Elizabeth (Hanscome) McCafferty. She grew up in Penobscot, Maine and attended schools in Penobscot and Bucksport and Portland, Me. She later attended Beals College. She took the civil service exam and worked for the Veteran's Administration in Washington, D.C. for 2 years and then for Bangor Mental Health Institute for 21 years as a licensed CNA/CRMA before retiring. She enjoyed making braided rugs and attending to the care and needs of the elderly.

Kathleen was predeceased by a daughter, Susan Jordan and her sister, Celia Gray. She is survived by her children: Steven Jordan, Sharon Robbins, Debra Johnston, Diane Jordan, Terry Jordan; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; her brother, Bernard McCafferty; special sister in-law, Mary Waite; and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A private memorial service will be held in the spring. In her memory, donations may be made in Kathleen's name to a local hospice organization. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Avenue, Belfast. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.ripostafh.com.
Published on  January 7, 2016
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