Former City Councilmember Walter McCaffrey laid to rest

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Photo by Walter Karling
Photo by Walter Karling

Former City Councilmember Walter McCaffrey was laid to rest last week with a wake at the Edward Lynch Funeral Home and a horse-drawn procession along Queens Boulevard.

Known for his generosity and effectiveness in office, McCaffrey was 64.

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He represented Council District 26, including Woodside, Sunnyside, Long Island City, Astoria and Maspeth, for nearly two decades until he was term-limited out of office in 2001.

At the services were many political figures, including City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, and borough president candidate Melinda Katz.