Valerie McCaffrey

Obituary of Valerie McCaffrey

Valerie Ann (Butchie) Herrick McCaffrey, of the Fayson Lakes community of Kinnelon, passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer at her home, surrounded by her family on October 30, 2018.

Born on June 20, 1938, Valerie was the daughter of Joseph and Genevieve Herrick. Valerie was the most unique and truest individual; anyone who met her can attest that her spirit was unforgettable and enduring. Valerie was a gifted gardener, an animal lover, and a Reiki Master who lived a Buddhist philosophy.

She was predeceased by her beloved sister, Christie Herrick Anderson and her husband, Kenneth McCaffrey. She is survived by her adoring daughter, Susan Kimble (Dan); beloved grandchildren, Hillary DeVincenzo (Michael) and Bridget Kimble; her goddaughter and niece, Jody Mullin; godchildren, Gene Stokem, Valerie Belardo, and Sandra Stokem; many nieces and nephews; and friends, Annette and Tom Dobleske and her other wonderful Fayson Lakes neighbors, Filippo Mazzola and Jimmy Hayn, Kay McCormack Laden, the Nyhuis family, and countless others from her career as a talented waitress.

Donations in lieu of flowers are encouraged to St. Hubert's and St Jude's.

A memorial gathering will be held on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 5-8pm at the Fayson Lakes Clubhouse, 10 Clubhouse Trail, Kinnelon, NJ 07405.