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Dorothy Oldham Williams

September 2, 1924 ~ March 11, 2019

Services will be held: March 30, 2019

Hester Rouse Garner

July 9, 1931 ~ March 19, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Sandra Faye Collins

07/01/1947 ~ March 18, 2019

Services will be held: March 21, 2019

Pastor James L. Upchurch

September 15, 1941 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 22, 2019

Letha Faye Etheridge

6/6/1939 ~ 3/16/2019

Services will be held: March 20, 2019

Jacob Joseph Sanok, III

10/24/1952 ~ March 17, 2019

Services will be held: March 23, 2019

Wayne Allen Taylor

1-29-1943 ~ 3-16-2019

Services will be held: March 19, 2019

Karen Keith Stewart

October 9, 1961 ~ March 7, 2019

Services will be held:

Marie Rafferty

Bryan-Lee Funeral Homes

05/23/1943 ~ 10/25/2018

Garner – Marie Rafferty (nee Mannino) of Garner, NC, formerly of Nesconset, NY passed away peacefully on 10/25/18 of pancreatic cancer. Marie was the true matriarch of her family. She was exceptionally proud of her family, her true pride and joy; her husband Robert of 53+ years; children Dawn (Clint) Smith, Stacy (Keven) Ringgold, and Robert (Kimberly); grandchildren Cooper and Sydney Smith, Meaghan Bates, Kyler and Brogan Ringgold, Braeden, Colin, and Declan Rafferty. She was a loving sister to Phyllis (Joe) Talenti, and Dennis (Helene) Mannino and loving Aunt to several nieces and nephews. Marie was the epitome of a true friend, which was evident in the close and supportive friends who will deeply miss her near and far.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemtery, Raleigh. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lustgarten Pancreatic Research Foundation 415 Crossways Park Drive, Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797



5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Bryan-Lee Funeral Home, Garner
1200 Benson Rd. Garner, NC 27529



10:00 AM

Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Raleigh
715 Nazareth Street Raleigh, NC 27606


  1. Tony and Jan Milanese

    To the Rafferty and Mannino families. We only knew Marie for a few short 4.5 years but grew to love her and cherish her friendship. I, especially will miss her congenial personality and friendly smile. Our blessings with the families. Tony and Jan Milanese

  2. Joe Menge

    Many good memories of many good times. Bob, find strength and solace in the wonderful family you and Marie have nurtured and loved. You’re forever in our thoughts and prayers

  3. john caffrey

    Marie was a good women I know her soul is in heaven with the angels and Saints my wife is there to greet her with the holy family God bless her family

  4. Allen and Shirley Olgiate

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved Marie. Her smile touched many hearts and it wil be missed by many. May God give you peace as you remember all the happy times you shared.

  5. Theresa and John Papka

    Dear Bob & Family,
    Thinking of you
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers
    Family is everything .

  6. Theresa and John Papka

    Dear Bob and Family,
    Thinking of you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Marie will be sorely missed.

  7. Cheryl & Joe R Wolozyn

    Bob and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know that Marie brought a brightness and joy to all of you. We, as you, will miss her and always remembers her as a dear friend and neighbor who touched our lives with her charm and warmth.

  8. Michael McElreath

    Dear Bob, Dawn, and Family,
    It is never easy to say goodbye to a beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. My family is holding yours in our hearts at this time.

  9. Cindy Zozak

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.

  10. Paula Corkey

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom…and for the pain and hole that leaves in the hearts of everyone in your family. Your family is in my prayers.

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