DR. JEREMIAH C. GAFFNEY

  • Died: May 6, 2020
  • Location: Inwood, New York

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JEREMIAH C GAFFNEY

DR. JEREMIAH C. GAFFNEY, III of Inwood, NY died May 6, 2020 at the age of 65. He was the second-generation owner of Jeremiah C. Gaffney Funeral Home Inc. in Inwood. In addition to his funeral education, he held a degree in Biochemistry and a doctor-ate in Economics.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Not realizing it has been a year since his passing, my godbrother has been on my mind lately. Loved ones tend to drift in and out of my thoughts like that. I remember Jerry coming with me for my first day of college. I can hear his voice mimic and imitate my nervousness. I was one of many small town girls being dropped off at Howard University for the first time. Through the years, Jerry reminded me how my roommate and I prepared to head to the Wall for inspection! Then my mind goes back to Jerry's college years in Atlanta. I'll never forget how he reinvented himself into his own version of a Morehouse man. He returned to NY looking great. Each of us tried our best in our own way to fit into our new lives.

From our single digit years, our families got together monthly. We reached many milestones together between New York and New Jersey. Jerry knew my best friends and cousins and I knew his boys and family. We celebrated and mourned life with each graduation, wedding, sickness and funeral. We forged memories together and did our best to erase tragedies. Through the years we grew up and grew apart. But each time we saw each other, the love and affection was rekindled.

I have no regrets about how things turned out. Yes, I miss my "other brother" very much. But I believe he has eternal rest, among his family and friends and mine. I know I will see Jerry again, and I'll laugh once again like no one else could make me laugh. I love you, godbrother, and we will get together in the great beyond.

Posted by Cheryl Jones - Somerset, NJ - family   April 30, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always...Met Jeremiah GAFFNEY lll at my brother funeral June 1978 wt his dad Sr..Military FUNERAL he has buried 2 more of my Family members...1 Best in Funeral Business.. See You my Brother on the OTHERSIDE..REST in GODS PARADISE...WELL DONE Jeremiah lll

Posted by CHAPLIN TAYLOR - Friend   June 23, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always...Met Jeremiah GAFFNEY lll at my brother funeral June 1978 wt his dad Sr..Military FUNERAL he has buried 2 more of my Family members...1 Best in Funeral Business.. See You my Brother on the OTHERSIDE..REST in GODS PARADISE...WELL DONE Jeremiah lll

Posted by CHAPLIN T. - Friend   June 23, 2020

I know Dr. Jeremiah Gaffney lll since June 1978 he did my brother Military Funeral wt his Dad ......1 of the BEST in BUSINESS...Buried 3 of my Loved 1s.. Jeremiah lll a GoodMan..many thought he bury them..HE WILL LIVE in PEOPLE'S HEARTS People in the Community of Far Rockaway....Qns...See You on thee otherside... JOB WELL DONE...DR J. GAFFNEY lll

Posted by CHAPLIN T. - Friend   June 23, 2020

Growing up, Jerry was my closest family friend, my godbrother. Over the years, we spent great times together, up and down the east coast. For me, Jerry was not simply about academia and business. He was a great story teller, orator, comedian and dancer. He gave good counsel and received it as well. He made life exciting by being a major part of mine. I look forward to seeing you again, my brother, in Eternity. You fought a good fight!

Posted by Cheryl Jones - Family   June 13, 2020

Dr Gaffney help assist me with my patents funerals Frank & Tessie McKenzie. He helped with my only child Christopher McKenzie and on May 12th 2020 the Family Of Gaffney funeral home with my sister Rachel McKenzie. I will never forget what you did for me and my family or the many other families in FarRockaway. R.I.P. You will be truly missed. Sandra & Raymond Murphy

Posted by Sandra Murphy - Arverne, NY - acquaintance   June 06, 2020

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Andre Preer - Chicago, IL - classmate   May 29, 2020

Thank you my brother for your wonderful gift you shared with love ones. Can't say enough how you have comforted my family in time of need may the good lord bless your wonderful soul your friend curtis white God bless you and your family at this difficult time

Posted by Curtis white - Acquaintance   May 14, 2020


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