Patricia Gifford

Obituary of Patricia Gifford

Patricia was a kind woman with a heart of gold and a sweet tooth. She liked to get ice cream, and often received chocolates from her family. Patricia loved her family for more than just the desserts of course, though chocolate never hurt. She would visit her family every week and on holidays. Patricia was very sociable as well, and was always talking with her friends. Every time her own family visited her, they always knew where she was because they could hear her chatting from down the halls.

Patricia met her beloved friend, Tom, who shared similar struggles in life, and he gave her strength in her life. Together, they loved to travel, and very much liked to go to Disney. When Tom went to compete in the Special Olympics, she went to support him. Patricia had two tattoos, a rose tattoo and a Tweety bird. Please take a rose in memory of Patricia’s kindness and how she flourished around the people she loved.

Gifford, Patricia Mary on September 21, 2017 of West Seneca, NY. Adored daughter of Dorothy M. (nee Poth) and the late Edsel D. Gifford; loving sister of Susan A. (Dennis) Broadbent, Randall F. (Mary) Gifford, Brian M. (Gail) Gifford, Mary A. (John) Struzik, David P. (Sue) Gifford, Nancy C. (Vincent) Prospero, and the late Mark E. Gifford; dearest aunt of 14; great-aunt of 17; and beloved friend of the late Thomas Nicholas. Friends will be received 3-7 PM, Saturday, September 23, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 1340 Union Rd., West Seneca, NY (716-674-5776) where a prayer service will be held Monday, September 25, 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, 10:15 AM, at Queen of Heaven Church, West Seneca. Online condolences at