In memory of
Carol J. Gifford
ELLICOTTVILLE - Carol J. Gifford, 67, of Ellicottville, passed away Thursday (April 19, 2018) at the Gowanda Nursing Home. She was born June 21, 1950, in Oneida, the daughter of the late Arthur "Jim" and Helen O'Brien. On Oct. 12, 1974, she married Howard Gifford, who survives. Mrs. Gifford graduated high school from Oneida Central School and received her master's degree from SUNY Fredonia. Mrs. Gifford was a vocal and music teacher for all grades at Ellicottville Central School for many years. She was a member of the NYS Teachers' Association, the Ellicottville American Legion Post 659 Auxiliary and of Holy Name of Mary RC Church. Besides her loving husband, Mrs. Gifford is survived by two nephews. Besides her parents she is predeceased by a sister, Susan Dunn. Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday (April 23, 2018) at Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., in Little Valley. Funeral services will be held immediately following the hours at 5 p.m., from the funeral home, with the Rev. Ronald Mierzwa officiating. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. Any memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America.
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