TAMPA - Betty Jean McCafferty, 81, of Tampa, Florida and Lee, Maine passed away peacefully Thursday, March 5th, 2015. She was born and raised Betty Jean Trott, daughter of Bert Trott and June McGibney, in Lincoln, Maine. She met and married Richard E. McCafferty, Sr., from Mattawamkeag, Maine, an airman who enlisted in the USAF. They were married for 62 years and They traveled extensively, living in Morocco, Okinawa, Maine, Massachusetts, South Carolina, and Florida where they retired. She is survived by her husband, Richard (Dick) McCafferty, three children-Richard Jr., Michael, and Julie McCafferty, her daughter in law-Toni Zielinski McCafferty, two grandchildren-Craig and Eric McCafferty, one great grandchild-Sarah McCafferty, and close family friend-Brandy Newman Leon. She is also survived by her sister, Marie Trott Jones, and her brother, Dalton Trott.
Friends and relatives will be received at a memorial service on Tuesday, March 17th at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Brewer & Sons Funeral Home 3328 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa FL 33629. She will be laid to rest on a later date at the National Cemetery in Bushnell, Fl.