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Robert J. Rafferty

December 3, 2018

Burial Date: December 10, 2018

Divine Mercy Parish 318 Division Street Bellevue, KY Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

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Robert J. Rafferty, 77 of Highland Heights, Kentucky passed away on December 3, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Fort Thomas, KY.

Robert was born May 31, 1941 in Cincinnati, OH to Robert Rafferty and Mildred Kraft Rafferty.

Bob was a proud United States Navy Veteran. He was a field superintendent for Carlisle Construction. He coached baseball for the Bellevue Vets, and the Youth Football League. He was also a member of the St. Anthony Athletic Boosters.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Thomas Rafferty.

He is survived by his Wife of 57 years, Susie (nee Johnson) Rafferty, Daughter, Shannon (Dave) Beckerich, Sons, Mike (Julie) Rafferty, and Murph Rafferty, Sister, Patricia. Brother-in-laws, Mike (Wilma) Johnson, Jerry (Polly) Johnson, and Charlie Johnson all of whom were very good to Bob. His Grandchildren, Michael, Anna (Vince), Robby, Genevieve, Brian and Great Grandchild, Evelyn. His ” Bobby’s Girls” and his grandchildren were his pride and joy”.

Visitation 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 241 Fairfield Ave., Bellevue.

Memorial Mass will be held 11:00 am Monday, December 10, 2018, at Divine Mercy Parish, 318 Division Street, Bellevue, Kentucky, with Rev. Michael Hennigen, officiating.
Entombment will take place in the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, Kentucky along with ODIE his dog.

Memorials are suggested to St. Aloysius, 4721 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, Ohio or to Children’s Hospital, c/o RT Department, 3333 Burnet Ave.,Cincinnati, OH 45229.