Robert C. Lafferty, 83, of Lowell, MA died Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Lowell General Hospital Saints Campus.
He was married to the late Irene M. (Higgins) Lafferty, who died on October 15, 1980.
Born in Lowell, he was the son of the late Charles and Vera (Shepard) Lafferty. He graduated from Lowell High School with the class of 1949.
He proudly served with the U.S Navy from 1951 to 1955. Robert worked as pressman for the Courier Citizen of Lowell. He was a communicant of St. Margaret’s Church of Lowell.
Robert was a lifetime member of the Lowell Lodge of Elk #87, where he had been the Exalted Ruler and a former member of the Lion’s Club. He enjoyed listening to music and going to the casinos.
Robert was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. He is survived by two sisters, Sister Mary Lou Lafferty, OSF of Mt. Ephraim, NJ and Charlene and her husband, Brian Muscato of Tyngsboro; many nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Geraldine Marchand, of Dracut and her family.
He was brother of the late Gerald F. Lafferty of Concord, MA and Barbara McDermott of Lowell, MA.
Visiting hours Tues. 4 to 6 P.M. Funeral Wed at 10A.M. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, with a funeral Mass at 11A.M. at St. John the Evangelist Church, Chelmsford. Burial in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Lowell. Memorials may be made in his name to the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Building Fund, PO Box W, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 or to the Circle Home, Home Health and Hospice, 336 Central St. Lowell, MA 01852. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.