Passed away peacefully at home in Petaluma, CA, March 21, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Beloved husband for 63 years of Mary Corbett McCaffrey. Adored father of Christopher McCaffrey of Stockton and preceded in death by his children, Kathleen McCaffrey, James “Jeff” McCaffrey, Michael McCaffrey and Kimberly Nelson.
Loving father-in-law of Maria McCaffrey, Patricia McCaffrey and Thomas Nelson.
Cherished grandfather of Laura McCaffrey, Joan McCaffrey, Christopher McCaffrey, Ryan McCaffrey, Meghan McCaffrey, James Nelson and Kevin Nelson. Dear brother of Laurence McCaffrey and the late Jack McCaffrey. Brother-in-law of Patricia McCaffrey, Mary McCaffrey, Rev. Eugene Corbett SJ, Sister Kathleen Corbett CSJ, James Corbett DVM and Honoruth Corbett. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
A native of San Francisco, age 88 years, Jim graduated from St. Ignatius High School, attended St. Mary’s College and graduated from USF. A veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, Jim enjoyed a 46 year career in the petroleum industry. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Petaluma Lodge #901 BPOE, Petaluma Golf & Country Club, Petaluma Rotary Club, Nicasio Parlor #183 NSGW, CA Independent Oil Marketers, Petroleum Marketers of America and was a past president of the Petaluma Chamber of Commerce.
Visitation will be held, Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at PARENT-SORENSEN MORTUARY & CREMATORY, 850 Keokuk St., Petaluma. The Vigil Service will be at 7:00 pm at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 35 Liberty St., Petaluma, CA. Family and friends are also invited to attend the Funeral Mass, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Committal will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Petaluma. The family prefer that memorials be made to St. Vincent de Paul Church or to your favorite charity.