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Mary E. Rafferty Mary E. Rafferty

Mary E. Rafferty

Thursday, February 8, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

of Macungie

Mary E. Rafferty, 91, of Macungie, formerly of Easton, died Jan. 16, 2018, in Lehigh Valley Hospital surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Francis “Lefty” Rafferty. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Owen and Kathryn (O’Brien) Keeney.

She was a teller for the former Cement National Bank and previously worked at Orr’s Department Store.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and former member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Easton.

She volunteered for Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, served as a Brownie leader for many years and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of Easton.

She is survived by a daughter, Catherine E. and her husband Dr. Robert J. Rienzo, of Macungie; brother, William Keeney, of Northampton; grandchildren, Colleen Resser, Kelly Bednar, Michael Rienzo and Robert Rienzo; six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by siblings, Margaret Jacobs, Catherine Ford, John Keeney, Eugene Keeney, Anna Speaker and Helen Ferry.

Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.