Stuart E. Rafferty

Stuart E. Rafferty, of Sprakers, NY passed away on Sunday, February 7, 2021 at the age of 81. He was born in Ticonderoga, NY on September 28, 1939 to Lawrence M. Rafferty and Georgianna (DuRoss) Rafferty.

Stuart lived in Ballston Spa, NY for 65 years. He was well known as one of the best mechanics and body men in Saratoga County. He was the mechanic supervisor or a body shop supervisor for most of his adult life in several Saratoga County Car Dealerships.

After he retired he spent his time repairing and restoring old firearms. He was the owner of Mad Cat Racing, and built more than forty racing lawn mowers. He also enjoyed woodworking and machining.

He was predeceased by his brother Robert Rafferty. Stuart is survived by his daughter Terri Whitehouse and her boyfriend Chris of Saratoga Springs; his son Michael Rafferty (Melissa) of Stillwater; brother Larry Rafferty (Sue) of Ballston Spa; grandchildren Ashley Wilbur (Ryan), Jacqueline Bryant (Kory), Frances Benaquista (Emerick, Jr) and Krista Rafferty; and four great grandchildren.

At Stuart’s request there will be no services. Memorial contributions in memory of Stuart may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Larry & Sue

Our deepest sympathy for your loss.


I was sadden to here of Stu's passing. He was a good friend to my mom and dad for many years.
My dad would often tell me stories of what the two of them were making or rebuilding, and Stu's creativeness always shined through those projects. To his family, may his memories bring you joy in this solemn time

Christine Shippee

So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace!