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Agnes D. Siedlecki Gaffney

October 9, 2017

Agnes D. Siedlecki GaffneyAgnes D. Siedlecki Gaffney, 94, of Watertown passed away in the emergency room at Samaritan Medical Center on Monday, October 9, 2017.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Friday, October 13, from 5 - 8PM. A prayer service will be at the funeral home at 9:15AM on Saturday, October 14, followed by the funeral mass celebrated at 10AM at Holy Family Church with Rev. Steven Murray, pastor, presiding. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery.

Agnes was born in Deferiet on January 4, 1923, daughter of Joseph and Anna Tunia Siedlecki and she graduated from Carthage High School. On May 29, 1945 she married Ambrose J. Gaffney at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Sullivan officiating. Mr. Gaffney died April 16, 2003.

Mrs. Gaffney worked for NY Telephone Co., then in the maternity ward at Mercy Hospital. She was a secretary for National Cash Register Co., and then for the Watertown City School District in the medical department. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and a member of the Precious Blood Auxiliary. She was a member of American Legion Post 61 Auxiliary, Home Bureau, and the Watertown Golf Club.

She is survived by her two sons, John J. Gaffney, Watertown and Michael A. Gaffney and wife, Nicole, Discovery Bay, CA; two grandchildren, Kevin and Erin; great granddaughter, Sasha and great grandson, Luke; two sisters, Sue Staab, Carthage, and Helen Piroli, Deferiet; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Her five brothers, John, Julius, Alexander, Stanley, and Edward Siedlecki, and sister, Pauline Vars, died before her.

The family would like to thank her caregivers, Laura, Cindy, and Nicole, and all the friends who visited in the last few years. Donations in Agnes' name may be made to Watertown Urban Mission, 247 Factory St., Holy Family Church, 129 Winthrop St., or Sisters of the Precious Blood, 400 Pratt St., all in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to her family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#6 Jim and Sandra Todd 2017-10-13 09:43
John,so sorry to hear about your mom. May your memories be of some comfort to you.
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#5 Linda Lynn 2017-10-12 10:15
John and family,
Chris and I were sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. We will be praying for you and pray that God bless you and keep you and make his face to shine upon you now and always.
The Lynn family
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#4 joseph caronia 2017-10-12 09:45
John and Family
So sorry for your loss, Prayers go out to you and family.
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#3 Ambrose Francis Loft 2017-10-10 19:44
Agnus was a great Ladiy & will be missed
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#2 Ron & Mary Powers 2017-10-10 19:02
John, we are saddened to learn of your
Mothers passing. We want to extend our
sympathies to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Much love
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#1 PATRICK BELDEN 2017-10-10 14:21
Mike and John.
I'm sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a nice person. My Dad sends his prayers. He will be 103 in February.
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