Liz Claffey Memorial

Liz Claffey Memorial

Our great friend and Veterinarian, Liz Claffey passed away on April 15th 2003. Below is her obituary as it appeared in the paper. We will always have this page on our web site as a tribute to her. She will always be in our thoughts and in our hearts...


Elizabeth Stewart Claffey, of Putnam Valley, died Tuesday, April 15. She was 37 years old. Born in New Jersey to Francis Claffey and the late Lorraine Creavey Claffey, she had attended elementary and high school in Madison, New Jersey. She did her pre-veterinary studies at Cornell, and earned her Veterinary Medical Doctor degree at the University of Pennsylvania.

After two years at a Veterinary practice in Palisades Park, New Jersey, she joined the North Westchester Veterinary Office in Cortlandt Manor. There she endeared herself to many clients over the past seven years by her personal and special care for their pets.



She was a talented professional, but people who knew her will remember her also as a warm and caring person, always ready to help in any way that she could. It was her philosophy that joy in this world comes from working for others to be happy. Her usual response when volunteers were being sought was, "I can do that!" At Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Shrub Oak, Elizabeth was active in the Midnight Run, delivering clothing and other necessities to the homeless in New York City. At the weekly Baptisms, she took photographs to be placed on the parish website.

Elizabeth had numerous and varied tastes in literature and music. She also took up karate and kobudo at the Shorei-Kan Karate school in Cortlandt Manor, and was preparing for a June black belt test.