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Obituary of Margaret Ellen Cafferty
It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our daughter, Margaret “Maggie” Ellen Cafferty. Maggie passed away peacefully on February 24, 2023.
Maggie was born in Lexington, SC on March 19, 2007, to parents Susan and Brendan Cafferty. She is survived by her three siblings: Reilly and John Cafferty, and Daniel Maltz (fiancé, Renée LeValle); her best (pup) friend, Scotty; grandparents, Thomas and Loretta Cafferty, and David Marshall, Sr.; aunts and uncles, Ann Byess (Jeff), Carolyn Cafferty, and David Marshall, Jr. (Amber); and, cousins, Joseph and William Parsons, Katie and Zack True. Maggie is predeceased by her grandmother, Ruth “Betsy” Talbot Marshall.
In 2007, Maggie was born premature, and her life was marked with many medical complications. However, Maggie stayed true to her Irish heritage and fought daily to overcome her physical limitations. She always maintained a positive attitude and made the most of her relationships. To meet her was to love her. A special thank you to her nurse, Laura Blevins, for her years of excellent care.
Maggie, a proud Lexington High School student, loved her family, Disney princesses, singing and music, having her nails done, and all things purple. Maggie never let her limitations keep her from enjoying life.
She enjoyed spending time at her grandparents’ house in Kiawah Island, and in Myrtle Beach with her Godfather, Jared Hendrix and his wife, Meg. She especially loved spending time in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains. The highlight of her life was a Disney Cruise provided by the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Maggie loved all music, especially listening to her brother, Daniel. Her favorite songs were “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” “Skinnamarink,” and “If You’re Happy and You Know It.”
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at Thompson Funeral Home, 4720 Augusta Rd, Lexington, SC 29073, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Highway, Lexington, SC 29072 followed by interment at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 845 Leesburg Road, Columbia, SC 29209.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to the Make-a-Wish Foundation and Prisma Health Children’s Hospital.