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RAAB, Mrs. Kathe Kramer

Mrs. Kathe K. Raab, 94, Motel Casa Grande, Madera, Calif., died there yesterday. Born in Graumbach, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Blanche Kramer, and the widow of Joseph B. Raab. She was a former resident of here, and was a member of the Lutheran Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Marcois, Madera; two sons, Hans Raab, Bethesda, and Joseph B. Raab Jr., Montclair, N.J.; eight grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The body will be returned to the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland News, January 22, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 10, 2009
 




Name: Raymond D. "Chief" Rabanus, 82, formerly of Frostburg

Date of Birth: not included

Date of Death: Monday, June 12, 2006, at Tavares, FL

Parents: not named

Spouse: June A. Rabanus

Military: retired master chief with the U.S. Navy and served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam

Predeceased by parents

Survived by wife

Burial: Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell


Source: Cumberland Times-News, June 14, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 17, 2014


 


RACE. Mrs. Martha Taylor

Martha Taylor Race, of Beall's Lane, Frostburg, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at St. Vincent de Paul Nursing Center, Frostburg, where she was a resident. With her husband Ralph M. Race, she observed their 66th wedding anniversary there on Sept. 15. Mrs. Race was the only daughter of James A. and Lily Thomas Taylor and was born in the home of her grandfather, Joseph Thomas, in Eckhart. Upon his death, her parents erected the home on Beall's Lane where Mrs. Race resided since 1915. Mrs. Race was preceded in death by her parents and only brother, James T. Taylor Sr. and his wife Alice Schofield Taylor. Surviving are two nephews, Dr. James T. Taylor and wife Carole, Smithfield, Va., and Frederick S. Taylor and wife Judith, Crescent, Pa.; and a number of grand-nephews, grand-nieces and cousins. Mrs. Race attended Hampton College, Richmond, Va., and the following year transferred to Maryland College for Women at Lutherville. Her first employment was as assistant and secretary to the late Harry Teter, D.D.S. Upon her father's death, she succeeded to his post of auditor for Miner's Hospital, Frostburg. Mrs. Race retired from that position in 1938, but worked as a temporary teller in the Fidelity Bank during three war years, 1943-45. Her husband served in the Pacific. Mrs. Race was a charter member of the Frostburg Badminton Club, member of the Maplehurst Country Club's founding group and played in its Women's Golf Association, and an organizer of the Frostburg Duplicate Bridge Club. A life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church, Frostburg, Mrs. Race served as Sunday school teacher, trustee, treasurer and was active in its Doorkeeper's Society. A 45-year member, Mrs. Race participated in the Red Cross Blood Mobile project from its formative years until the 1980's. Preceding WWII, she qualified for the Motor Corps, participating in that and other similar wartime efforts. Mrs. Race was a committed supporter of the Frostburg Public Library when it first was founded as a Community Project and of the Foundation for Frostburg in its successful drive to erect the present new building having provided operation funds through a dedicated endowment. The Percy Cemetery Commission also has been a beneficiary of her interest.
Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 7, 2010

 

RADABAUGH, Mrs. Augusta B. Miller
 
Augusta B. Radabaugh, 87, of Arthurdale, died Saturday, January 26, 1991, at the  home. She was born May 6, 1903, in Albright, a daughter of Sidney and Effie Hardesty Miller. She was a member of Arthurdale Presbyterian Church. She is survived by six sons, Harold Radabaugh, Darrell Radabaugh and Robert Radabaugh, all of Elyria, OH, James Radabaugh and Kenneth Radabaugh, both of Michigan, and Dennis Radabaugh of Arthurdale; six daughters, Margaret Harris of Michigan, Beulah Wolfe of Masontown, Norma Brown of Gladesville and Katheryn DeBastiani, Leona Hardy and Doris Fortney, all of Arthurdale; three brothers, Fred Miller of Masontown, Norman Miller of Canton, OH, and Ward Miller of Baltimore; two sisters, Gertrude Weaver of Tunnelton and Juanita Uphold of Michigan; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William Radabaugh and a daughter. Friends were received at Kiger-¬Williams Funeral Home, Masontown. Services will be held at I p.m. today, (Wednesday), January 30, with the Rev. Francis Ihram officiating. Interment will be in Reedsville Cemetery. The family requests that donations be made to American Cancer Society.
abt 26 January, 1991; Preston County, WV,  Newspaper
(Courtesy of Mary Myers Teets)
Posted August 16, 2012


 RADCLIFFE, George

George Radcliffe, who was braking on a freight train out of Thomas, met with a fatal accident Friday night. The engine became uncoupled from the cars on a steep grade, but was stopped about eight feet from the front car. After the engine was again coupled to the cars the brakes didn't hold, the engine slipped and caught Mr. Radcliffe between the tender and car, breaking his left arm and mashing him between the hips. Mr. Radcliffe was immediately taken to the Davis Hospital at Davis, where he died Saturday afternoon.
Keyser Tribune, December 6, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 11, 2010



 

RADER, Duelsa May

Dulcie Adair Rader, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader, died Saturday, August 5th, at the tender age of one year and nine days. The little one patiently suffered from brain fever for four weeks. The funeral services were conducted Sunday evening at Wards Chapel, by Rev. A. A. P. Neel, and the little from[sic] was laid to rest on the grassy hill nearby. The friends of the stricken parents extended sympathy and aid.
Keyser Tribune, August 11, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010

RADER, Duelsa May

CLAYSVILLE ITEMS - Died August 5th of Cholera infantum Duelsa May Rader, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rader age one year and nine days. Funeral services were conducted by A. A. P. Neel at Ward Chapel Interment in the Ward Cemetery.
Keyser Tribune, August 18, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 28, 2010



RADIGAN, Agnes F. Stakem

RADIGAN SERVICES
MT. SAVAGE— A requiem mass for Mrs. Agnes F. Radigan, 52, wife of Edward Radigan, Calla Hill who died Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, will be celebrated tomorrow at 9 a.m. at St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the home. Pallbearers will be Timothy Kilduff, Edward Murray, Joseph Nolan, Anthony Monahan, George Larkin and Charles Albright.
Cumberland Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Sunday, November 28, 1954 - pg 50, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 7, 2010



RADIGAN, Michael Joseph
 
Michael J. Radigan, 67, of Mt. Savage, died today at. Allegany Hospital, where he had been a patient since November 10.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md

Friday, November 12, 1937 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 16, 2010

 RADIGAN, Michael Joseph

Mt. Savage, Md., Nov. 17.—The funeral of Michael Joseph Ratigan[sic] whose death occurred Saturday at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland. took, place with a requiem high mass at St. Patrick's Catholic Church yesterday morning. Rev. Francis J. Egan, pastor, officiated. Interment was in St. Patrick's cemetery.
NB -spellings are as they appeared in the newspaper

Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, November 17, 1937 - pg 9, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey) 
Posted October 16, 2010
 



 

RAFFERTY, Mrs. Anastasia Scally

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Anastasia Rafferty, 75, died at her home, 35 Mill Street, early yesterday. Born October 10, 1879, in Frostburg, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget (Chambers) Scally. Her husband, Charles Rafferty, died five years ago. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Frank Komatz, Mrs. Herman Phillips, Charles Rafferty Jr., Bernard, Norbert and Lawrence O. Rafferty, all of Frostburg; Mrs. Frank Condry and Francis Rafferty, at home, John Rafferty, Borden Mine, and Mrs. James A. Twigg, Eckhart Mines. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a brother, James W. Scally, Frostburg, and a sister, Mrs. Marcella Rafferty, Frostburg. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A requiem funeral mass will be celebrated Wednesday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Church by Rev. Regis Larkin. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frank Powers, George Tippen, Michael Burns, Robert Baughman, Earl Kreitzburg and H. J. Wood. The sodality will recite the rosary tomorrow at 8 p. m. in the Rafferty home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 27, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2010


RAFFERTY,  Bernard

Frostburg, March 13.—Bernard Rafferty, 54 years old, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rafferty, this place, died Sunday evening in Providence Hospital, Washington, D. C.  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Peter Carroll and one brother, Charles Rufferty, Frostburg. He was a devoted member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and for years resided at the home of his niece, Miss Bernadette Rafferty, Welsh street. The body will be brought to Frostburg Tuesday morning and will be taken to the Rafferty Home on Welsh street. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the St. Michael's Catholic Church.  Interment will be in the St. Michael's cemetery.
Monday, 13 March 1933; Cumberland Evening Times
~Genie
Posted September 16, 2011


Name: Bernard S. Rafferty, 93, formerly of Frostburg, MD
 
Parents: Charles P. and Anastasia (Scally) Rafferty
 
DOB: November 11, 1911, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Cumberland Nursing Home
 
Military: World War II Army Veteran, having served in Egypt
 
Spouse: Angela (Bonomo) Rafferty
 
Predeceased by: parents; several brothers and sisters
 
Survived by: wife; Cecelia A. Aman and husband Thomas, Cumberland; son, Bernard V. Rafferty and wife Nancy, Madison, WV
 
Burial: May 5, 2005, Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap, MD

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 20, 2014



RAFFERTY, Mrs. Bridget V. Condon
 
Nikep—Mrs. Bridget V. Rafferty, 68, widow of John W Rafferty, died last night in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, of bronchial pneumonia. She was a well-known area midwife.  Surviving are five daughters: Sister John Anthony, Holy Name Convent, Camden, N.J.; Mrs Anna Clatterbuck, Deer Park; Mrs Kathleen Winner, Lonaconing; Mrs Rosalie Purdy, Cambridge, N.Y. and Mrs Veronica Simpson with whom she made her home; a sister, Mrs Anna Miller, Cumberland and 19 grandchildren.  The body is at the home.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 20, 1949 - pg 23, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 17, 2013
  

RAFFERTY, Mrs. Bridget V. Condon

Rafferty Rites
LONACONING—Services for. Mrs. Bridget V. Rafferty, 68, widow of John W. Rafferty, Nikon, who died Wednesday night in Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, will be conducted tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church, Barton, by
Monsignor A. Scarpati, pastor of St Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport.
Burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, January 21, 1949

 

RAFFERTY, Charles Edward
 
AVILTON, MD: Charles Edward "Ed" Rafferty, 65, of 14 Avilton Road, Lonaconing, Maryland, died Thursday, May 29, 2003 at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Maryland. Born June 22, 1937 at Frostburg, Maryland, he was the son of the late Charles Patrick and Nora Ellen (Glotfelty) Rafferty. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmy Rafferty and Robert Rafferty. Mr. Rafferty was a Roads Construction Supervisor Laborers with Local #616. He was a member of the Country Gospel and Bluegrass Band, "Back Up & Push". Mr. Rafferty also was a member of the Classy Chassis Car Club and St. Ann's Catholic Church, Grantsville, MD. Surviving is his wife, Rita A. (Weimer) Rafferty; one daughter, Mary E. Winters and husband, Ronnie, Jr.; Avilton, Maryland; two brothers, Daniel L. Rafferty, Apache Junction, Arizona; John L. Rafferty, Frostburg, Maryland; two sisters, Norine Beachy and Hilda Duncan, both of Frostburg, Maryland; and one granddaughter, Tia Winters. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller Street, Grantsville, Sunday, 2-4 & 7-9 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, June 2, 2003 at St. Ann's Catholic Church @10:30 am with Rev. Milton Hipsley officiating. Interment will be in St. Ann's Cemetery, Avilton, Maryland. A Christian Wake will be conducted at the funeral home, Sunday, @3:45 pm. Contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society.
Thursday, May 29, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 8, 2014

RAFFERTY, Charles P.

Frostburg - Charles P. Rafferty, 67, of 347 West Main Street, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of the late Charles T. and Anastasia (Scally) Rafferty. He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employee and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Nora Glotfelty Rafferty; four sons, Daniel L., Robert M., and John L. Rafferty, here; and Charles Edward Rafferty, Grantsville; two daughters, Mrs. Noreen Beachy, Upper Marlboro, and Mrs. Hilda J. Duncan, here; three sisters, Mrs. Anastasia Phillips, of Ohio, Mrs. Angela Condry and Mrs. Margaret Twigg, here; two brothers, Norbert and Bernard, here, and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, August 3, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010

 


RAFFERTY, Charles R.

FROSTBURG — Charles R. Rafferty, 70, died last night at his home, 35 Mill Street, after an illness of about five months. A native of Mashoppen, Pa., and a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Rafferty, he came to Frostburg with his parents 68 years ago. He was employed as a Railway Express truck driver about 40 years. He was a member of St. Michael's Church and the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Anatasia Scally, and four daughters, Mrs. James Twigg, Eckhart; Mrs. Frank Komatz, Mrs. Frank Condry and Mrs. Herman Phillips, all of Frostburg; seven sons, Joseph, Grantsville; Charles, John, Bernard and Norbert Rafferty, all of this city, and Lawrence Omer and Francis G. Rafferty, at home. He was a brother of Mrs. Jane Carroll, Deer Park. The body will be at the residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 14, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010




Name: Daniel Lee Rafferty, 76, of Apache Junction, AZ, formerly of Frostburg, MD
 
Parents:  Charles and Nora (Glotfelty) Rafferty
 
DOB: September 2, 1930, in Frostburg, MD
 
DOD: Sunday, October 22, 2006
 
Predeceased by: parents; brothers, James Rafferty, Edward Rafferty, Bob Rafferty; son, Daniel Rafferty, Jr.[see below]
 
Survived by: children, James Rafferty, Larry Rafferty, and Robin Reinhart; brother, John Rafferty and wife Debbie; sisters, Norene Beachy, Hilda Duncan and husband Bob, all of Frostburg
 
Burial: Cremation; inurnment and service, November 18, 2006, Frostburg Memorial Park

 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 28, 2014


 

RAFFERTY, Daniel Lee, Jr.

Daniel Lee Rafferty Jr., five-day-old son of Daniel L. and Helen (Turner) Rafferty, 73 West Main Street, died yesterday in Miners Hospital. Burial took place in St. Michael's Cemetery this afternoon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 7, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


RAFFERTY, Miss Elizabeth

1916 - January
RAFFERTY 20 Jan 1916 Miss Elizabeth Rafferty, aged 14 years, daughter of Mr & Mrs Charles Rafferty of Miss Street in Frostburg, died yesterday after an illness of seven months. She is also survived by these brothers and sisters; Ellen, Mary, Anastasia, Charles, Joe, John, Stanislaus, Robert[sic, Norbert], and Omer. Burial is in St Michaels Cemetery.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 16, 2011



 

Elizabeth Rafferty

RAFFERTY, Mrs. Elizabeth

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Rafferty, wife of Patrick Rafferty, whose death was noted, took place this morning at nine o'clock from St. Michaels's Catholic church on Main street, of which the deceased lady was a devoted member during her life time.  Rev. S. J. Clark celebrated solemn requiem mass and conducted the burial services, speaking very touchingliy of the deceased.  At the conclusion of the burial services the cortege proceeded to St. Michael's cemetery on Mt. Pleasant street, where the remains were interred in the family burying plot midst a very large concourse of friends and relatives.  Mrs. Rafferty is survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters as follows: Mrs. Wm. Jack, Mrs. Peter F. Carroll and Miss Mary Rafferty and Messrs. John, Charley and Bernard Rafferty, all residing at this place.  Mrs. Rafferty was one of the city's best known and most charitable ladies and her many kind acts will be greatly missed and her place found hard to fill.
Cumberland Evening Times, Feb. 1, 1907

 


 

RAFFERTY, Francis

FROSTBURG — A requiem mass will be celebrated for Francis Rafferty, 40, of 35 Mill Street, who died Saturday, on Wednesday at 9 a. m. in St. Michael's Catholic Church. Rev. Regis Larkin, assistant pastor, will officiate and interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the residence.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



 

RAFFERTY, Pfc James W.

The body of Pfc. James W. Rafferty, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rafferty, Jr., 43 Bowery Street, arrived home from Korea Tuesday night. Pfc. Rafferty entered the Army January 29, 1949, and was attached to the Seventh Infantry Division, receiving his training, at Fort Benning, Georgia. He left Seattle, Washington, for overseas in July, 1950, and was not heard from until his parents were notified that he was missing in action on August 15, 1950. In January, 1951, his parents received word of his death, which resulted from wounds received on August 22, 1950. His parents received the Purple Heart decoration posthumously. Besides his parents, he is survived by four brothers and two sisters, Daniel, Robert, Edward, John, Lawrence, Noreen and Hilda Jane Rafferty. The funeral will be held tomorrow with a requiem mass 9 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with burial to the parish, cemetery, where military rites will be given. The body is at the home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 2, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



RAFFERTY, John

1916 - March
RAFFERTY 06 Mar 1916 Frostburg- John Rafferty aged 46 years, a former resident, died Sunday (5 Mar) of a stroke of apoplexy at Pekin. He was an insurance agent for Mutual Life of Baltimore. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Bridget Condon of Pekin and six children; Miss Elizabeth Rafferty; Miss Anna Rafferty; Miss Catherine Rafferty; Miss Rosaline Rafferty; Miss Laura Rafferty; and Miss Veronica Rafferty. Also, two brothers, Charles Condon(Rafferty) and Bernard Condon(Rafferty) and two sisters, Mrs P F Carroll and Miss Mary Condon(Rafferty). Services and burial are at St. Gabriel's church at Barton.
Excerpts from The Cumberland Times transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted September 16, 2011



 

RAFFERTY, John E.

Frostburg - John E. Rafferty, Sr., 62, of Borden Mines, was dead on arrival yesterday at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born at Frostburg, he was a son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Skelly) Rafferty. Mr. Rafferty was self -employed in the hauling business. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, Frostburg Lodge 348, LOOM, and Potomac Valley Legion of the Moose. Surviving are his widow, Rita (Bland) Rafferty; a son John Rafferty, Jr., Borden Mines; three sisters, Mrs. Angela Condry, and Mrs. Margaret Twigg, both of Frostburg, and Mrs. Anastasia Phillips, Geneva, Ohio; three brothers Charles, Bernard and Norbert Rafferty, all of Frostburg, and a grandchild. Friends will be received at the Hafer - Sowers Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Michael's Church. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
The Cumberland News, May 26, 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010


RAFFERTY, Mrs. Laura Marie Lyons

Frostburg
The funeral of Mrs Michael Rafferty, whose death at a hospital in Baltimore was noted in a recent issue, occurred yesterday morning at 9 o'clock from St Michael's Catholic church of which Mrs Rafferty was a devoted member during her life time. Father S J Clark, assisted by Father Joseph Nolan celebrated mass and conducted the service paying a beautiful tribute to the departed lady's past life. At the conclusion of the beautiful Catholic ritual the funeral cortege proceeded to St Michael's Catholic cemetery on Mt Pleasant Street where the interment of the remains was made in the family burying plot. The deceased was about thirty-three years of age and leaves a husband and several small children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and wife. Mrs. Rafferty's death is doubly sad, as she was only sick a short while, having been taken ill while attending church Sunday morning, from which she grew steadily worse until it was necessary to send her to the hospital. Mrs Rafferty was formerly Miss Lyons and is survived by her mother, Mrs John R Smith, one sister, Miss Mollie Lyons and the following brothers, Messrs William, Charlie, John and George Lyons all residing at this place. A large concourse of people attended the burial of the deceased here on Wednesday morning. The floral offering were among the most beautiful and numerous ever seen at a funeral in this city. Many friends and relatives of the deceased attended the funeral from out of town.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, December 28, 1905 - pg 3, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 3, 2012



RAFFERTY, Lawrence Omar

FROSTBURG - Lawrence Omar Rafferty, 47, of 35 Mill Street, died yesterday in Miners Hospital. Born in Frostburg, July 19, 1914, he was a son of the late Charles and Anastasia (Scally) Rafferty. Surviving are his widow, Margaret (Brode) Rafferty; two daughters, Mrs. Diana Clingersmith, Baltimore, and Miss Theresa Rafferty, of here; four brothers, Charles, John, Vernard, and Norbert Rafferty, all of here; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Condry, also of here; Mrs. Margaret Twigg, Eckhart; and Mrs. Anastasia Phillips, Geneva, Ohio; and two grandchildren. Mr. Rafferty was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, and the Holy Name Society. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Frostburg FO Eagles. Friends will be received at the home of Mrs. Mary Condry, 35 Mill Street, Frostburg, after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at the residence tomorrow at 8 p. m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday at 9:30 a. m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church by Rev. Francis E. Montgomery, pastor, and interment will be in the church cemetery. Farrady Post American Legion will conduct military graveside services.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 6, 1961
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 3, 2010



RAFFERTY, Mrs. Mary

RAFFERTY AND M'GANN FUNERALS TOMORROW
Frostburg, May 24.— Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Rafferty, who died Sunday afternoon at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, will be held
from Saint Michael's Catholic church, tomorrow at 9 a. m., with requiem high Mass.  Rev. Joseph P. Nolan, rector, will be celebrant of the mass. Burial will be in Saint Michael's Cemetery.
Wednesday, 24 May 1932; Cumberland Evening Times
Posted September 5, 2011


RAFFERTY, Mrs. Mary

Final Rites Held for Mrs. Mary Rafferty
Former Frostburg Business Woman Eulogized For Many Noble Traits.
Frostburg. May 26.—The funeral of Mrs. Mary Rafferty, aged 62, who died Sunday afternoon at the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, was held Wednesday morning from Saint Michael's Catholic Church.  Requiem high Mass was offered for the repose of her soul by the rector, the Rev. Joseph P. Nolan, who also delivered the sermon and eulogy. Rev. Father Nolan spoke in high terms of the noble Christian life and characteristics of Mrs. Rafferty, stating that in the 29 years of his priesthood he never knew of a more generous or charitable woman.
Mary Rafferty, said Father Nolan, was a woman who practiced the greatest of all virtues—that of charity towards her neighbors. She
took into her home the aged, the orphan and the sick and ministered unto them all alike, always finding her greatest happiness in aiding
others and in furthering the work of the church of which she was a loyal and prominent member.  Mrs, Rafferty was also affiliated with the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Court Ferdinand, No. 556, Catholic Daughters of America, and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and took active interest in these organizations. Mrs. Rafferty was well known and the high esteem in which she was held was duly manifested by the hundreds of people who called at the home and by the very large attendance at the funeral service. The Rev. Joseph A. Weber, assistant pastor, was present in the sanctuary during the funeral mass and the Junior Choir sang. Burial was in Saint Michael's Cemetery. The flower-bearers were Stanislaus Rafferty, Omer Rafferty, Norbert Rafferty, John Rafferty, Joseph Rafferty, Francis Rafferty, James, Jack and Robert Carter, Jr. (nephews of Mrs. Rafferty) and Edward Walsh. The pallbearers were William J. Daily, Cumberland; Patrick Walsh, Mount Savage; James Scalley. George Kreitzburg, Frederick Kemp and John A. Hiiler, of Frostburg.
Among those here for the obsequies were, Terrence Smith and Mrs. Bettaie Woods, Binghamton, N. Y.; Mrs. John Borres, Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Fraley, Baltimore; Mrs. Jane Carroll, Washington, D. C.; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Clatterbuck, Deer Park, Md.; Mrs. B. V. Rafferty, Mrs. Bernard Winner, Miss Rosalie Rafferty, Russell Sullivan, Pekin, Md.; Mrs. John R. Smith, Mrs. William Wolfe, Miss Azelma Frantz, Mrs. William Lowe, Richard Cullen and Edward Gooding, of Cumberland; Mrs. Bryan Healey, Piedmont, W.Va.; Mrs. William Winters and Mrs. Isaac O'Rourke, Midland; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carter and family, Mrs. Patrick Walsh, Harvey Walsh, James Walsh, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Walsh, Miss Sadie Kenney Miss Martha Reagan, Miss Ella Reagan and Miss Margaret Conroy, Mount Savage. Mrs. Rafferty conducted a grocery on West Main street, for a number of years, retiring from business in 1910. She entered the hospital on Monday, May 2, and underwent a major operation on the following Wednesday.  She had been progressing nicely following the operation.
Complications later developed which resulted in her death.
Thursday, 26 May 1932; Cumberland Evening Times
Posted September 5, 2011


 

RAFFERTY, Mrs. Mary Marcella Scally

FROSTBURG - Mrs. Mary Marcella Rafferty, 78, died yesterday at the home of her brother, James W. Scally, 36 Mill Street, with whom she resided. Born July 23, 1882, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget (Chambers) Scally. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin. Besides her brother, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John McDonald, Frostburg; three step-daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Fraley, Long Island, N.Y.; Mrs. Laverne Lavin, Cumberland, and Mrs. Leona Carter, Mt. Savage; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A requiem mass will he celebrated in St. Michael's Catholic Church Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. with Father Regis Larkin celebrant. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. The body is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John McDonald, 28 Hill Street, where the rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 p.m.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, July 3, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2010

 


 

 

Michael Rafferty

RAFFERTY, Michael

Death of Michael Rafferty
Michael Rafferty, aged about 42, died at his home on Mill street, on Thursday morning after several weeks illness from typhoid fever.  He is survived by his wife and several small children and a number of sisters and brothers all living in this place.

December 12, 1908, Cumberland Evening Times

 



 

 

Mrs. Michael Rafferty (Lyons)

RAFFERTY, Mrs. Michael nee Lyons

The funeral of Mrs. Michael Rafferty, whose death at the hospital in Baltimore, was noted in a recent issue, occurred yesterday morning at nine o'clock from St. Michael's Catholic church of which Mrs. Rafferty was a devoted member during her life time.  Father S. J. Clark, assisted by Father Joseph Nolan, celebrated mass and conduted the services, paing a beautiful tribute to the departed lady's past life.
At the conclusion of the beautiful Catholic ritual the funeral cortege proceeded to St. Michael's Catholic cemetery on Mt. Pleasant street, where interment of the remains was made in the family burying plot.  The deceassed was about thirty-three years of age and leaves a husband and several small children to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and wife.  Mrs. Rafferty's death is doubly sad, as she was only sick a short while, having been taken ill while attending church Sunday morning from which she grew steadily worse until it was necessary to send her to the hospital. Mrs. Rafferty was formerly Miss Lyons and is survived by her mother, Mrs. John R. Smith, one sister, Miss Mollie Lyons and the following brothers, Messrs. William, Charley, John and George Lyons, all residing at this place. A large concourse of people attended the burial of the deceased here on Wecnesday morning.  The floral offerings were among the most beautiful and numerous ever seen at a funeral in this city.  Many friends and relatives of the deceased attended the funeral from out of town.

Cumberland Evening Times, Dec. 28, 1905

 


 


William J. Rafferty

RAFFERTY, William Joseph

Frostburg - William Joseph Rafferty, 41, of 69 Bowery Street, died yesterday at Miners Hospital.  He was born here, August 19, 1910, and was a son of Mrs. Anastatia (Scally) Rafferty and the late Charles Rafferty. He was an employe of the Amcelle plant of the Celanese Corporation, and was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and Holy Name Society.  Surviving other than his widow, Mrs. Maude L. (Ackard) Rafferty are two sons, Donald Rafferty, and Gerald Rafferty, two daughters, Delores Rafferty and Darlene Rafferty, all at home.
Also surviving are six brothers, Charles Rafferty, of Frostburg; John Rafferty, Borden; Stanislaus, Norbert, Omer, and Francis Rafferty, all of Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Ellen Komatz, Mrs. Frank Condry, Mrs. Herman Phillips, all of Frostburg; and Mrs. Margaret Twigg, Eckhart.
A requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a. m. in St. Michael's Church with Rev. Francis E. Montgomery, as celebrant.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.  The body is at the home of his mother, 35 Mill Street.

March 4, 1952 ~ Cumberland Evening Times

 


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