John Lyle Lafferty, 92 of Newport, Rhode Island passed away at Newport Hospital with his family by his side. His parents Clarence Jay and Eva May Lafferty, his brother C. Jay Lafferty Jr., sister in law Margaret as well as his son Stephen James Lafferty predecease him.

He was the beloved husband of Cynthia T. (Hutton) Lafferty for 31-years. Born in Shantau, China, he spent the first eleven years of his life in China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam before coming to the U.S. to study at Page Military Academy, The Rectory School and Kent School from which he graduated in 1943. He served in the Navy during WWII and graduated Harvard University class of 1947. Jack began his career working for Standard Oil and then he enjoyed a long career in international business traveling the world for Harris Graphics.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son Jacob Lyle Lafferty and his children Maura and Luke, and by his daughter-in-law Laurie Lafferty and her daughter Katie, step-children Lisa Lawless, Lynne Fenwick and Jeffrey Makowsky, nieces and nephew Margo Babb, Susan Laidlaw and John Lafferty and a cousin, Jerry Lafferty. Mr. Lafferty shared a special relationship with his grand nephew John Robinson Tregenza 3rd of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. He also had many grandnieces, and grandnephews across the U.S.

Jack lived an adventurous life. Recently he enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with family at his home in Newport.

His funeral will be held on March 18th at 11:00 at the Weekapaug Chapel, 106 Noyes Neck Road, Westerly, RI. Reception to follow at the Weekapaug Inn. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Lafferty’s memory to Kent School, Kent CT, or Camp Dudley, Westport N.Y.

Weekapaug Inn. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mr. Lafferty’s memory to Kent School, Kent CT, or Camp Dudley, Westport N.Y.

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