Andrew B. McCaffery of Cutchogue died Aug. 12, 2017, at Kanas Center for Hospice Care. He was 41 years old.
Drew was born on Nov. 2, 1975, in Riverhead to Carol (Conklin) and Francis B. McCaffery Jr. He was a graduate of Mattituck High School and Suffolk Community College.
On April 28, 2007, he married Lauren Cybulski at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Catholic Church in Cutchogue. They lived for some time in Mattituck before making their home in Cutchogue.
For the past 16 years he was employed by Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Service. He was currently serving as an emergency evacuation coordinator.
Drew was a dedicated 24-year member of the Cutchogue Fire Department and was a charter member of the Cutchogue Fire Department Juniors, which he joined in 1991. He served in various leadership capacities throughout the years and rose through the chief’s ranks to serve as Chief of the Department from 2009 to 2010. In 2013, he was elected fire commissioner, a position he continued to serve. He was also serving as president of the Suffolk County Parade and Drill Team Captains Association and was a member of the Marian Council of the Knights of Columbus in Cutchogue.
Surviving are his wife, Lauren; parents, Fran and Carol of Cutchogue; sister, Lynn Stevens of Cutchogue; brother, Michael of Amagansett; aunt, Virginia McCaffery of Cutchogue and nieces, Caralee Stevens, Cecilia Stevens, Claire Stevens and Cassandra Stevens, all of Cutchogue.
The family received visitors Aug. 15 and 16 at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck, where firematic services were held. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 17 at Our Lady of Ostrabrama R.C. Church in Cutchogue, officiated by Fathers Peter Narkiewicz and Mariusz Gorzad. Interment followed at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.
Those wishing to remember Drew in a special way can make a contribution to the Cutchogue Fire Department or East End Hospice.
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