Robert T McGaffney

Born: Sat., Dec. 15, 1928
Died: Sat., Sep. 16, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Sat., Sep. 23, 2017
Location: Sacred Heart Church

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Robert T. McGaffney, 88, of Terre Haute, formerly of Clinton, died September 16, 2017 at 4:00 AM in his residence.  He was born December 15, 1928 in Clinton to Thomas McGaffney and Cecilia Kutch McGaffney.
He was a US Army WWII Veteran, a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clinton, and the VFW #6653 in Clinton.  He retired as an engineer from US Steel.  In recent years, he had worked part-time at Frist Funeral Home.  
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mary Ann Terstenyak; his wife, Henrietta McGaffney; a grandson, Matthew May; and one great-grandson, Kingston May.
He is survived by three daughters, Shawn and Alex May of Dennison, IL, Vivian and Steve McCoy of West Terre Haute, and Robbin and Danny Grigsby of Avon; three step-sons, Gary and Carol Maxwell of Valparaiso, Stanley Maxwell of FL, and Paul and Shirley Maxwell of VA; six grandchildren, Angie and John Collins, Brent and Melyssa McCoy, Jennifer and Phillip Williams, John and Andrea McCoy, Sara and Josh Taylor, and Racheal May; and 11 great-grandchildren, Lexie May, Tanner May, Travis May, Jack Collins, Tyler Norris, Savannah McCoy, Gavin McCoy, Nate Taylor, Aaron Taylor, Ian Williams, and Gage Williams.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 AM on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Clinton with Father Varghese Mailiakkal officiating.  Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Neurofibromatosis Midwest, 473 Dunham Rd, Suite 3, St. Charles, IL 60174.  Online condolences may be made at

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