McCaffrey, Michael E.

Capt. Michael E. McCaffrey, USN, 52, of Highland View Dr., Sutton, died Monday evening, April 14th in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Michael leaves his loving wife of 23 years, Patricia (Fox) McCaffrey; his adoring children: Ryan F. McCaffrey and Meghan F. McCaffrey, both of Sutton; his parents, James E. McCaffrey and Mary C. (Corbett) McCaffrey of California; two brothers: James E. McCaffrey of Philadelphia, PA and Christopher J. McCaffrey and his wife, Maria of Stockton, California; his mother-in-law, Janet Fox Wiley and her husband, Robert of Laconia, N.H.; brother-in-law, Stephen S. Fox and his partner, William Callahan of Boston; brother-in-law, Thomas Nelson of Pinole, CA; sister-in-law, Sandra Fitzgerald and her husband, Edward of Laconia, N.H.; he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends . He was predeceased by his only sister, Kimberly Nelson.

He was born in Seattle, Washington and has lived with his family in many different region of this country due to his proud service in the United States Navy, including service in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and throughout the Mediterranean in support of Operations Noble Eagle/ Enduring Freedom/ Iraqi Freedom.

Capt. McCaffrey is a 1978 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He holds a Master of Science Degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His military decorations include five Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendations, a Navy Achievement Medal and various unit, campaign and service awards.

Mr. McCaffrey has been employed in various capacities of Manufacturing and Engineering Management in the metals and minerals industries. His last employment was as Project Manager with Morgan Construction Company, where in 1999 he was the recipient of the President’s Award for Quality. He previously served as Vice-President of Manufacturing; and General Manager of a minerals company.

Michael was a devoted member of St. Mary’s Parish in Shrewsbury where he was very active on the Parish Council for many years.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Michael’s funeral Mass, celebrating his life on Friday, April 18th at 11:00 A.M. with military honors in Saint Mary’s Church, 640 Main Street, Shrewsbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the McCaffrey Educational Fund, c/o Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union, 615 Main Street, Shrewsbury, MA 01545 or to the Dana Farber Marathon Challenge (visit and click to sponsor runner Ryan McCaffrey).

For directions and for Michael’s personal online guestbook, please visit