Doreen Giffune

Obituary of Doreen Giffune

Doreen Giffune, 94, of the St. Luke’s Home passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. Doreen was born in Charlton, England on October 22, 1926, a daughter of John and Catherine (Freshwater) Risk. In England during World War II Doreen married Michael Giffune, a blessed union of 38 years until his death in 1982. Doreen was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother who always enjoyed baking and cooking for her family, especially during the holidays and family gatherings. Doreen is survived by her two grandsons, Michael (Gina) Welch, Marcy and Jason Welch, Utica, four great grandchildren, Michael C. Welch, Nicholas F. Welch, Noelle M. Welch and John A. Welch, and a brother, Tony (Janet) Risk, England. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins who were very dear to Doreen. Doreen was predeceased by a brother and two sisters, Jack, Kathleen and Connie, two daughters and sons-in-law, Yvette Dunn and husband, Edward and Rosemary Welch and husband, Christopher with whom she resided until her residency at St. Luke’s Home. Mrs. Giffune’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at 12:00 at St. Mark’s Church, N. Utica. Calling hours for Mrs. Giffune are Wednesday morning from 10:30 – 11:30 at the Heintz Funeral Home, 408 Herkimer Rd., N. Utica. Masks must be worn, social distancing and contact tracing will be implemented. Those so wishing may make donations to the St. Luke’s Home in Doreen’s memory. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff off the St. Luke’s Home for all the loving care given to Doreen.
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Wednesday
23
December

Visitation

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Heintz Funeral Home
408 Herkimer Rd.
Utica, New York, United States
Wednesday
23
December

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
St. Mark's Church
440 Keyes Rd.
Utica, New York, United States

Donations

Donations may be made to the St. Luke's Home
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