Edward Thomas Caffegan, 82, of Colchester, CT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Hartford Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (L’Heureux) Caffegan. Ed was born in Hartford on March 13, 1937, the son of Edward and Rose Caffegan and later had a close relationship with his step father, Sylvio Aube. He grew up in Hartford, and became an All State High School football player at Bulkeley High School and in 2015 was inducted into the Bulkeley High School Athletic Hall of Fame. He was awarded an athletic scholarship to Michigan State University and was a member of the Michigan State football team from 1955 to 1956. Ed was Senior Traffic Engineer with the CT Department of Transportation from 1958 until his retirement in 1992. He was manager and President of the East Hartford Little League for several years.
Ed was an avid gardener, focusing on growing beautiful roses and was a member of the Connecticut Rose Society for many years. He and Barbara enjoyed biking, hiking, and cross country skiing. As members of the West Highland White Terrier Society of Connecticut, they enjoyed the club’s many activities with their dog Duffy.
Besides his wife Barbara, of 62 years, Ed is survived by his three children, Lori George and her husband John, of Grain Valley, MO, Deborah Brown and her husband Shannon, of East Hartford, and Steven Caffegan of East Hartford; seven grandchildren, Leah Brown Wilkins and her husband Garrett, Madison Brown, Arianna Brown, Eddie George, Allison George, Jennifer George, and Steven Caffegan. He also leaves behind his sister, Linda Dineen, his sister-in-law Cynthia Laviola and her husband Miguel, several nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Ed was predeceased by his sister Patricia Schweighoffer and her husband Michael, and his brother-in-law Tom Dineen.
Ed’s love for his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends was without measure. He treasured them all of his life and words cannot express how much he will be missed.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4 – 6 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home in Colchester, CT. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday October 10, 2019 at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Colchester at 10:00 AM. Burial will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Hartford, CT . in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Rose Society at https://www.rose.org For online condolences, please visit www.auroramccarthyfuneralhome.com
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