Gloria D. Chaffee


Gloria D. Chaffee passed away on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at Elderwood of Lockport. Born December 1, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Oliver and Hazel Claude Dietz.
Gloria retired from Verizon as a telephone operator, but her first job, and most important, was being a wonderful mother to her three children. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Clarence Center and was a member of the Dale Association. Gloria enjoyed gardening, quilting, baking and spending time with her family.
Gloria was the loving mother of Becky (Dale) Cummings, Beth Nichter and Russell (Brenda) Chaffee; grandmother of Laura Cummings, Rachel (Aaron) Rankie, Erin Nichter, Tim (Kristin) Nichter, Marc (Amy) Chaffee and Marissa Chaffee; great-grandmother of Cora Rankie, Maverick Chaffee and Baby Nichter, who is on the way.
Friends may call on Sunday, May 12th 3-6 PM at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A funeral service will be held on Monday, May 13th at 10 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 7720 Goodrich Rd., Clarence Center, NY 14032. Interment will be in St. Paul's Cemetery.
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Published on May 9, 2019
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Anita Dodson
May 11, 2019
I have known Sis since I was eight years old. She has always been wonderful, sweet and kind.
Her children, Becky, Beth and Russell and I were friends and went to Starpoint Central School together. We all hung out in the neighborhood and at Rapids Firehall. I was in and out of their house all the time and she made me feel like I was a part of the family. Also, when my foster mother, Mary N. Porter, passed away when I was 15, Sis was very comforting and supportive.
She worked for Bell Telephone/AT&T/Verizon at the Summit Park Mall in Niagara Falls. My husband, Donald, my son, Gregory and I would drop in to say hi and have a chat with her. (She also helped
... us to change from a rotary phone to a touch tone phone. The system gave her a hard time, but she persisted and overrode it. So patient!)

We would like to extend our sympathy to all of her family and friends. We share your sorrow. She's with God, now and we are happy for her.

Good-bye, Sis. We will always love you.
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