Michael McCaffrey

Obituary of Michael J. McCaffrey

The saga of the great outdoors man, the musician,the dark knight, Michael J McCaffrey, 44, of North Bangor, tragically came to an end on Monday October 11, 2021. He was born into this realm on December 28,1976 to Dana McCaffrey and Cindy (Kingston) Armitage. His father Dana predeceased him. He attended Brushton-Moira Central School with the graduating class of 1995. He briefly attended SUNY Canton. He held many different jobs, his most recent with NYS DEC Parks and Recreation as a lock operator and laborer. He was United in marriage to the love of his life Terry Stacy (McCaffrey) on June 13, 2015. She survives. Besides his Mother and Wife , Left behind are his children; Lily McCaffrey, Gwenyth McCaffrey, and Raven McCaffrey, including children from marriage, Serenity Nesbitt, Taylor Nesbitt and Thomas Nesbitt. Also left behind are a sister Jennifer O'Connell and her husband Jason and a brother Jesse McCaffrey and his companion Laura Ellison; newly found brothers Robert Speer of Wisconsin, and Shad LaFlesh of North Bangor, and more than several Aunts, Uncles, cousins,nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his Maternal Grandparents Patrick and Ester Kingston, and Paternal grandparents Robert and Virginia McCaffrey, and a beloved uncle Daniel McCaffrey. Michael will forever be remembered for carrying his guitar where ever he went, cutting lines and getting the autograph from the band, jamming with family and friends,and his love for the Tragically Hip and music in General. He left his stamp on this world through his many talents and hobbies. He was truly a jack of all trades and mastered most. His love for Nature and Wildlife can be seen through his photography. Like his guitar, his camera became a part of him. He strived for that perfect "Moose" shot. His love of The outside made him an avid outdoors man, who enjoyed roughing it in the woods, long hikes and climbs, canoeing and fishing. He enjoyed animal calls and specialized in calling in Owls. He was a "who cooks for you" expert. He loved every aspect of the outdoors and wild life. Michael in short was the life of the party; that contagious laugh, and infectious smile. He was the funny guy, the prankster, and the man with an idea. He befriended people easily and would offer any stranger a place to stay. He will be forever Loved and Missed. "For a good life we might just have to weaken,and find some where to go, Go Somewhere we are needed, find somewhere to grow"- {tragically Hip} Michael's Family asks that you break the stigma on Mental Health and Create Awareness. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday October 23, at 1pm. at Mike and Terry's residence on 203 County Route 13 North Bangor. Anyone with fond memories of mike is welcome, bring your guitars and bongos, as mike would say "It's a shin dig at my house!" Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brusofuneralservice.com. Arrangements are through the Bruso-Desnoyers Funeral Service, Inc. in Malone, NY.
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Saturday
23
October

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Mike and Terry's
203 County Route 13
North Banbgor, New York, United States
Celebration of Life