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Alice Marie Gaffney passed away peacefully with 3 generations of her children at her bedside in Palo Alto, CA on January 21, 2012. A third generation San Franciscan, born May 16, 1927. Adored wife of James B. Gaffney III (deceased) of Los Altos. Daughter of the late Mary and Frank O’Connell. Mother of 7, Jim Gaffney IV of Oregon, Mike Gaffney of Cupertino, Anne Crouse of Santa Rosa, Mary Gaffney of Nevada, Greg Gaffney of Menlo Park, Jeff Gaffney of Los Angeles and Bill Gaffney of Oregon. Mother-in-law of Barb Gaffney, Judy Gaffney, Steve Crouse and Aideen Gaffney. Grandmother of 14, Karen and Brian Gaffney, Leslie Crouse Ranoa and Matt Crouse, Megan, Katie, Tracey and TJ Gaffney, Tari and Sean Gaffney, Cassandra Gaffney and Connor and Caitlin Gaffney. Great-Grandmother of 3, Olivia and Keegan Ranoa and Corwin Crouse. Sister of the late Frank J. O’Connell of Fairfax. Worked at Matson Lines in San Francisco as a secretary. Graduated St. Celicia’s Elementary School and the Presentation Academy (1945).

Services have been held. Interment at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: The Karen Gaffney Foundation www.karengaffneyfoundation.com or to your favorite charity.

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