Joan McCaffrey

Obituary of Joan Marie McCaffrey

Joan M. McCaffrey, 84 of North Salem passed away on Monday April 22, 2024 at her home with her loving family by her side.


Joan was born in the Bronx on September 10, 1939, the daughter of James and Dorothea (Connolly) Callahan. She grew up in Parkchester and graduated from St. Helena’s high school.


Joan worked as a clerk in the FBI and Macys Herald Square before she met her husband, John. Joan married John in May of 1960. In 1975 they moved to North Salem where they raised three daughters Nancy, Tara and Erin. Joan was the matriarch of the family and enjoyed cooking, reading and shopping. She was a friend to everyone and would always offer the most sensible and intelligent advice. She had a sense of style that was unique, classy and matched by none. She enjoyed trips with her friends and family to Long Island, Block Island and Florida. Through out her lifetime she had numerous pets that she considered family.


Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, John McCaffrey; daughters, Nancy McCaffrey and Tara (Francis) Brousseau; granddaughters, Briana and Ashley Brousseau as well as her nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, she was pre-deceased by her daughter Erin McCaffrey and her brother Robert Callahan.


At Joan’s request there will be no services.


Donations in memory of Joan M. McCaffrey can be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering at

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