Bernard J. Rafferty Sr., 59, of Lower Saucon Township, died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of E. Audrey (O’Connor) Rafferty. He was born in Easton on April 1, 1952 to Bernard J. Rafferty and Emma (Schwartz) Rafferty, both of Easton. Bernie was a project manager for ABB, Inc. in Warminster. He was a member of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Colesville.
In addition to his loving wife of 34 years last April; parents; children: Andrea E., wife of Sean M. Carney of Yardley, Sara M. Rafferty in Florida, and Bernard J. Rafferty Jr. and his wife Krista L. and their daughter Josephine E. of Fogelsville; sisters: Patricia, wife of Rev. Willie Williams of Easton, and Rosemary E. Rafferty of Allentown.
Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 8:30pm, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012 at the , 326 Main St., Hellertown. The service will be at 9:30am Tuesday at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at the church, 4101 Old Bethlehem Pike, (Colesville) Bethlehem. The interment will conclude services at . Online expressions of sympathy can be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the church (zip code: 18015).
--Obituary courtesy of Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc.