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Gregory James McCaffrey
November 19, 1950 - May 23, 2021

Gregory James McCaffrey

Gregory James McCaffrey
Nov 19, 1950 - May 23, 2021

Gregory James McCaffrey

Gregory James McCaffrey, of Detroit, passed away Sunday, May 23, 2021, at age 70.

Greg is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Mary Ellen (née Donovan;) their sons Paul (Rachel), Michael (Mary Beth), and Kevin; grandsons Connor, Devon and Aidan; siblings Robert McCaffrey, Jr (Barbara), Patricia McCaffrey-Green, Maureen McCaffrey and Brian McCaffrey, as well as many more loving family and friends. Greg is predeceased by his parents, Robert J. and Helen (Malbouef) McCaffrey.

Greg graduated from Wayne State University. He sang in various choral groups, including Community Chorus of Detroit and Fort Street Presbyterian. In his retirement, he enjoyed boating, fishing, and travel adventures, and being of service to others.

Visitation for Greg will take place on Tuesday, June 1 from 5p-8p at Chas. Verheyden, Inc, 16300 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Wednesday, June 2; Instate 10:00am until time of Mass 11am at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, 5900 McClellan, Detroit, MI 48213. Due to ongoing COVID concerns, social distancing and face masks are requested.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Pope Francis Center ( or The Heat and Warmth Fund (


Josetta Mushaka on Jun 1, 2021

Dearest cousin Greg, I have fond memories of our childhood visits when I got to stay at your house on Bringard to play with you and Pat. It's been a wonderful friendship.
Mary Ellen and family, may you find strength and support coming your way.
Bob, Pat, Maureen, and Brian, and families, I know how much you will miss your brother and uncle. May you all find peace and love. Your cousin, Josetta and all of the Malbouefs.

Barbara Wynder on May 30, 2021

Of course the wonderful memories of neighborly gestures, visits, phone calls and interactions will remain with me forever. Sister Gloria and niece Tomika join in my expression of sympathy to the family our wish for a lifetime of joyous memories for you all.
May the love and grace of God sustain you at this time.

Paul on May 30, 2021

Christianne Sims on May 30, 2021

My deepest sympathies to Mary Ellen and family. Greg was a wonderful and caring neighbor, and I will always remember that he had the best smile and laugh.

Mary Sloan on May 28, 2021

To Maryellen I will always remember when our Lady of sorrows joined an association Greg was so kind to all of us and I will never ever forget his wonderful laugh I’m sorry for your loss he will be greatly missed Mary Sloan

Sharon on May 28, 2021

A wonderful gift from God, a friend a brother. Just like a brother, always there when needed.

Renae Johnson on May 28, 2021

Prayers to the family. I worked with Greg and we trained and rode together in the MS150 bike ride to raise money for multiple sclerosis. He was a fun guy and very caring. Always happy and joking.

Gregory M. Kolasa on May 27, 2021

To Mary Ellen and all of Greg’s family, our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on Greg’s passing. It was such fun getting together for the brunches and working on our reunion. He was a real spark plug that got things done, and was a very caring and loving person and a tremendous friend. He will be missed greatly! We will remember Greg and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers, and memories. God bless you all! Greg and Linda Kolasa



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Chas. Verheyden, Inc.
16300 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Nativity of Our Lord
5900 McClellan
Detroit, MI 48213
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Nativity of Our Lord
5900 McClellan
Detroit, MI 48213
11:00 AM

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