Michael D. McCafferty 02/28/2020

Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Obituaries | 5 comments

Braintree- Michael D. McCafferty, age 66, entered into eternal life suddenly on February 28, to be with his late parents John and Marianne, his aunt Mary Barbato, and beloved boxer Lennox.   Originally a New Hampshire boy, in 1977 Mike graduated from North Adams State College, married Dottie and settled in Braintree for the next 42 years, bringing his family to Maine to enjoy life on David and Parker ponds, and destinations sunny and warm. A carpenter, who especially enjoyed creating for his friends and family, Mike was also proud to have been a member of the Braintree Auxiliary Police, a Special Police Officer, a town meeting member, and a teacher at Southeastern Vocational Technical High School. He built his family a home in Maine where he would fish, pick blueberries and “go hunting”. Beloved husband of Dorothea E. (Libertine) McCafferty. Beloved father of Michaela Collins and her husband Stephen of West Bridgewater, and Colleen McCafferty and her wife Amanda Foley of Braintree. Loving Papa to Broxton and Brooks and one more on the way, 5 granddogs and a grandcat. Funeral services are private. Arrangements by the Clancy-Lucid Funeral Home Weymouth. If desired, donations may be made in his memory to Boston Childrens Hospital Heart Center, 300 Longwood Ave. Boston ma 02115.


  1. 3-7-2020

    Lisa and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I was looking forward to you all coming up this spring. Let us know if we can do anything for you up in Maine. I know that Mike would do the same for us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. 3-7-2020

    There is no way we can express how much we will miss Mike. He was never just our landlord of 22 years but also our friend. Always making sure we were ok and quick to help us out if there was a problem. I will miss seeing him in the back yard chopping wood or cleaning up or puttering around. We enjoyed so many long chats with him about his trips to Maine and how much he loved it there. We always knew we could count on him if a problem arose. He was so kind always and so enjoyed the simple things in life We learned a lot from him on many things and enjoyed our conversations with him on sports, politics and current events. Mike was a wonderful soul and never looked down on anyone ….such a beautiful quality we admired. His passing broke our hearts as he talked to us many times about how mush he was looking forward to his retirement. We will always have a special spot in our hearts for Mike and want to express our deepest condolences to his lovely wife Dottie and their loving daughters Michaela and Colleen, and his grandchildren and extended family. Mike you will never be forgotten.

  3. 3-8-2020

    Dot and girls,
    So very sorry for your sudden loss of Mike (your Dad).
    Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  4. 3-9-2020

    To Dot and Family,
    So very sorry to hear of your loss. I always thought Mike was a stand-up guy who cared about family, friends and community. You two enjoyed a great life together, you were truly meant for each other. May God bless you.

  5. 7-27-2022

    I knew a Michael McCafferty in high school did he graduate from Conant High School in Jaffrey, New Hampshire? Never knew what happen to him. Please let me know.

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