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John F. McGaffigan, Jr.

John F. McGaffigan, Jr.

Funeral Director, Type 3

Jack is a graduate of Northeastern University and the  New England Institute of Anatomy & Sanitary Science. Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Leisure Studies, and has been a Registered Embalmer & Licensed Funeral Director in Massachusetts since 1984. 
 

A first generation funeral director, Jack's career in funeral service began with his apprenticeship at Rockwell Funeral Service, formerly of Watertown.  Shortly thereafter,  Jack relocated to the South Shore, where he spent two years working for the Sullivan Funeral Homes of Rockland, Hanover, and Hanson.

 

Jack and his wife Patricia, later relocated to Groton,  where they began their family. For over 32 years, Jack faithfully served as General Manager and Lead Embalmer for Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton, Groton, and formerly of Ayer.  Jack now works independently as the President and Funeral Director here at McGaffigan Funeral Home.


Over the span of his career, Jack has served hundreds of families throughout the Nashoba Valley Area and has had a countless number of local involvements such as:  Groton Electric Light Commissioner, Groton Minutemen, Groton Volunteer Fire Department, the former Groton Volunteer Police, Groton Lion's Club "Tail Twister", Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, Nashoba Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the former Nashoba Deaconess Hospital Group.

Telephone: 1-978-433-2100


Michael D. McGaffigan

Michael D. McGaffigan

Associate, Apprentice Funeral Director & Embalmer

Michael is a graduate of the former Country Day School of the Holy Union, Class of 2009, Bishop Guertin High School, Class of 2013, and Bryant University, Class of 2017. He currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and plans on attending mortuary college in the near future.

While at Bryant, Michael served as President of his fraternity, Delta Kappa Epsilon, and was a Dean's List Recipient, all the while remaining actively involved in campus affairs, philanthropies, and service events.  He was recognized by his peers as Greek Life President of the Year and was a published writer in the Bryant Archway.


Michael's interest in funeral service was piqued after spending a summer working for a Boston-based funeral livery service.  Having served dozens of Greater Boston/New England funeral homes and a countless number of families, Michael quickly realized the compassion, competence, and professionalism required of a successful funeral director. These are qualities he continuously strives to build upon and hone throughout the duration of his internship.

He is currently serving his internship with MacDonald Rockwell & MacDonald Funeral Home, located in Watertown, MA. He is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Div. 14 Watertown, MA. 


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