ALLENTOWN, PA 18102 1032

Jeanne Gifford

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Jeanne Gifford
Jeanne E. Gifford, 88, of Allentown, passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 in Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert G. Gifford, Sr., for 65 years until his passing in 2011. Born on October 15, 1925, she was a daughter of the late James W. and Bertha (Brown) Toolan. Residing in Allentown her entire life, she attended St. Francis Grade School and Allentown High School graduating in 1943. Her early career began in the 5 and 10 cent store, then as a commercial artist for Charis Corporation. She then worked for Manpower and was a secretary for many years at Fahler and Miller Associates, CPAs as well as Breslin, Ridyard and Fadero Architectural firm in Allentown. Jeanne was very caring to all she knew and prayed and helped all. Passion was her attribute, but truly a gem as a person. Survivors: She will be deeply missed by her son, Robert G. Gifford, Jr., and his wife Karen L. of Allentown; daughter, Janine M. wife of Thomas Gaughan of Augusta, GA; granddaughters, Lauren E. Gifford of Allentown; Bridget A. and Colleen E. Gaughan of Augusta, GA; sisters, Mary Iannelli and Shirley Herb of both of Allentown; brother James Toolan and his wife Agnes of Macungie; many loving and caring nieces and nephews. Services: Mass of Christian Burial, 11:00 am Wednesday, February 12, 2014, Cathedral of St. Catharine of Siena 18th and Turner Streets, Allentown. Burial will be private. A calling hour will begin at 10:00 am in the church. Trexler Funeral Home, Inc., 1625 Highland St. Allentown is in charge of arrangements. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Jeannes memory may be made to or Smile Train c/o the funeral home, 18102.

Published in Morning Call on Feb. 10, 2014
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