Declan M. Caulfield, 50

Declan M. Caulfield, 50, of Lancaster, died unexpectedly Thursday, March 22, 2012. He was the husband of Patricia Gail Iamurri Bustaque Caulfield for 10 years. Born and raised in Stillorgan, Dublin, Ireland, he was the son of the late Eugene and Bridget Mimnagh Caulfield.

After completion of courses at Oaklands College and Trade School in Dublin, Declan received a City and Guild of London in Stone and Brick in 1983 and a City and Guild of London in Business Enterprise Skills in 1992. He was employed by the Irish government for the restoration of historical buildings for the department of tourism all over Europe and Asia. Since 2000 he was a self-employed independent contractor in the Lancaster and Philadelphia areas providing the planning projects, contracting of services and general construction involving new additions and renovations for numerous residential and commercial properties.

Declan worked in the music business for 20 years as a bass player with numerous bands, most notably the band Till September. He was a recording artist signed by PolyGram Records. Along with his friends he wrote the song “How Long” recorded by Ace.

A soccer fan, his favorite team was Leeds United in England. Declan also enjoyed bowling, playing pool and darts, traveling and learning about other cultures and socializing.

In addition to his wife Gail, Declan’s family includes stepdaughters Meeghan Bustaque and Erin, wife of Carmen Ribecca, both of Lancaster; siblings Eugene Caulfield, Deirdre, wife of Fergus Rapple, twin sister Nancy, wife of Christopher Metzger, and Mary Caulfield, companion of Nial Feighery, all of Ireland; numerous nephews and nieces; mother-in-law Elsie Iamurri and sister-in-laws Melanie Iamurri, Gloria Iamurri Husted and Jill, wife of Doug Cisney, all of Lancaster.

A Viewing will take place 5-6:30 PM, followed by a Sharing Time at 6:30 PM, on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. Interment will be private. Please omit flowers. Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.To send the family online condolences, please visit Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory 717-560-5100

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Gail- you have been in my thoughts ever since I heard.

I’m so sad for what you’re going through. He will be so missed.


So so sorry for your loss. He was quite a character and will be missed greatly in this world.

Dear Gail,
I join with so many others who knew Declan in offering my deepest sympathy for your loss.  Though words, however gentle, cannot take away your pain may you find some comfort in your memories, friends and family during this very sad time.

Sorry to hear about this Gail my prayers are always with you.If you need anything please let me know.

I am so sorry for the pain you are all going through. I pray in time, peace will fill your hearts again.

Stephanie Graybill, friend of Meeghan.

With my deepest heartfelt sympathy.  Remember " All that love could do was done".

Love you,
Linda Glass

He was a great man and will be missed!
I wish you healing Gail.
John Leaman

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