Frances Gifford, 100 years old, passed away early Wednesday morning July 22, 2015 at the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk New York. Frances had been a former resident for many years at the WCA Home in Fredonia, New York.
She was born in Dunkirk New York on September 29, 1914 and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Rose Goleski Gostomski. She was an area resident her entire life. Frances was a Fredonia High School Graduate and made her life as a homemaker. She was a longstanding member of the South Brocton Neighborhood Club. Frances also enjoyed bowling, traveling and had visited every state in the United States including Alaska and Hawaii and also had toured Canada and Mexico. Frances also greatly enjoyed making quilts. She was also a former member of St. Patrick's Church in Brocton, New York.
She is survived by two sons David Gifford of Fredonia, New York and Philip(Sandie) Gifford of Fredonia, NewYork, two daughters Cecilia (Thomas) Bingham of Fredonia, New York and Margaret (Ronald) Manzella of South Carolina; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Bruce Gifford who passed away on March 29, 2004 and whom she married on May 6, 1939; two sisters Cecilia Gostomski and infant sister Josephine Gostomski and three brothers Albert, Bernard and Leonard Gostomski.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday morning July 25, 2015 at 11 am from The Morse Funeral Home 51 Highland Ave. Brocton, New York, The Rev Larry Morrison will officiate, Friends are invited to greet the family from 9-11 am at the Morse Funeral Home prior to the service on Saturday morning. The Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.