Margaret Ellen (Maggie) CAFFERTY

Female 2007 - 2023  (15 years)

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  • Name Margaret Ellen (Maggie) CAFFERTY 
    Birth 19 Mar 2007  Richland County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 24 Feb 2023  Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial 2 Mar 2023  Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I41739  Marshall and Allied Families
    Last Modified 20 May 2023 

    Father Brendan Peter CAFFERTY 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Susan Elizabeth MARSHALL 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F14375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Videos
    Maggie's First Day at School
    Maggie's First Day at School
    This was a big day in Maggie's life. She loves socialization.
    Maggie's First Outing - The Columbia Zoo
    Maggie's First Outing - The Columbia Zoo
    This is the first time Maggie was able to leave the house for an outing that was not medical in nature.
    Margaret Ellen 'Maggie' Funeral Mass.
    Margaret Ellen "Maggie" Funeral Mass.

  • Notes 
    • Maggie was delivered by an emergency C-Section on Monday morning. She was not moving around in the womb as she should and was not taking in amniotic fluid. She was diagnosed as having a high probability of a genetic defect known as Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMS). The test results should be coming back this week (3/25/2007) and we will know definitely if she has SMS and what her survival expectations are. Right now her physical appearance is very good. She is being fed her mother's milk through a tube in the throat. She digests the milk well and her breathing is good.

      September 2009 - Maggie's condition is undiagnosed. Many tests have been done, but the underlying cause of her problems cannot be identified. She continues to be very fragile medically, but she is responding well to her therapy. She shows an inner fortitude that seems to be saying, "I am not going to give up."

      Unnumbered Documents Folder:
      1. Newspaper Artical - Cafferty, Maggie - California Trip - 1.pdf

    • Maggie passed away peacefully at home while in hospice care. She will be interred in the Mausoleum at Greenlawn Cemetery in Columbia. She will be close to her grandmother, Betsy Marshall. They had a special relationship. (DWM - 2/25/2023)

      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.

      5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
      Wednesday, March 1, 2023
      Thompson Funeral Home of Lexington
      4720 Augusta Road
      Lexington, South Carolina, United States

      Funeral Mass
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
      Thursday, March 2, 2023
      Corpus Christi Catholic Church
      2350 Augusta Hwy
      Lexington, South Carolina, United States

      12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
      Thursday, March 2, 2023
      Greenlawn Memorial Park
      845 Leesburg Road
      Columbia, South Carolina, United States