John J. McGaffigan

Formerly of Dracut, MA; 39

CHANDLER, AZ -- John Joseph McGaffigan, 39, of Chandler, AZ, and formerly of Dracut, MA, died on March 3, 2015 with his wife by his side. John passed away in hospice care following an eight-year battle with cancer

He was born on May 4, 1975 in Dracut, MA. He graduated from Greater Lowell Technical High School in 1993. John was married in 2007, and they lived together in Tyngsboro, MA before relocating to Arizona in 2011.

John enjoyed travel, technology, sci-fi, gaming, and good food. He loved to spend time with friends watching UFC fights and New England Patriots games. John was very thankful for the happy distraction his World of Warcraft guild-mates provided him during the last eight years.

He is survived by his wife; mother, Ann McGaffigan of Wilmington, MA; grandparents, Sam & Ida Pica of Wilmington, MA; brother, Michael McGaffigan and his wife Tina as well as his niece, Reese McGaffigan, of Dracut, MA.

McGaffigan -- Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 2 - 4 p.m. on SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 at the DRACUT FUNERAL HOME, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in John's name to the Cancer Center at Massachusetts General Hospital ( so they can continue providing hope and healing to cancer victims and their families. To leave the family an online condolence, story or message, please visit or find us on Facebook under Dracut Funeral Home.

Published in Lowell Sun from Mar. 15 to Mar. 19, 2015 - See more at: