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John Arthur Lafferty, II


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of John Arthur Lafferty II, in Westwood, New Jersey, on January 11, 2023, at the age of 54. Born in New York City, NY, he is the devoted father of twins, John (Jack) Arthur and Ryan Christine Lafferty (age 9).  

John is the beloved nephew of Miriam Vitolo, Grace Reynolds, Anne and Fred Michaels, and Judith Maher. Cherished cousin to Vivien Vitolo, Grace Tokarz, Jared Reynolds, Holly Reynolds, Rachel Evans-Reynolds, Meredith, Meghan and William Maher, and Angellee Patton. Loving friend to Case, his 14 year old Vizsla.  

He is preceded in death by his father, SGT John Arthur Lafferty of 9C Company, 5th Battalion, 9th Infantry Division, 60th Infantry, USARV, his mother, Muriel Lafferty, and grandmother, Grace England Maher of River Edge, NJ and uncles, Nunzio Vitolo, William Maher and Jason Reynolds.

A celebration of John’s life will take place on Tuesday, January 17th, 4-8 PM at the Beaugard-McKnight Funeral Home, 869 Kinderkamack Road, River Edge. Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 18th, 10:00 AM at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 445 Fifth Avenue, River Edge. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s honor to Wounded Warrior Project at


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