Ambrose Hugh Rafferty, 84, of Woodstock Ga passed away 07/01/22.
He was born in a wee cottage in a tiny town in Ireland and immigrated to America where he married, served in the Army, and would go on to raise a family of six children.
A tireless worker and humble man who lived simply with dignity and honesty. He loved singing old Irish songs, a good soccer game or boxing match, and a spot of tea with maybe something for his sweet tooth.
The last of his Rafferty generation, he is preceded in death by his mother Annie, father Owen (Owney), brothers and sistersJohn, Patrick Joseph (Joe), Mary (Bridget) Kathleen (Katie), Julia, Theresa (Teenie), Rosaleen, Elizabeth (Lily), and Eugene (Gene), and by his son Seamus . He is survived by his wife of 57 years Claire, children Carol Ann (Gary) , Patrick (Cristina), Colin (Tiffany), Christopher (Tina), and Sean (Amanda), and grandchildren Ethan, Sarah, Michael, Dylan, Chloe, Caitlin, Olivia, Finnian, Aven, and Daniel.
A mountain of a man to his children, and though quiet and gentle as the hills, his life and memory echo like his footsteps down our hallway.
Wake/visitation services will be 5-7 PM Thursday 07/07/22 at Poole Funeral Home in Woodstock, GA. Funeral mass will be celebrated 11:30 Friday 07/08/22 at St Catherine’s of Siena Catholic Church in Kennesaw Ga.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation.
The Raffertys wish to thank Northside Cherokee Hospital, Kindred Hospice, Dr. Bina M. Bhakta, Poole’s funeral Home, and St Catherine’s of Siena Catholic Church.