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Laverne Marie Gaffney

November 23, 1920 — March 6, 2016

LaVerne Marie Gaffney, 95, of Rockford, died, March 6, 2016 at Swedish American Hospital. Born November 23, 1920 in Niagra, WI the daughter of Leo and Priscilla (Hayes) Servant. Married her loving husband, Floyd R. Gaffney on May 16, 1945 in Rockford. LaVerne worked at Edward’s Bakery for 8 years, G.E. Woodworking for 5 years, Elco Industries for 13 years and was a beautician in her home from 1946 to 1987. A member of St. Edward Catholic Church and loved to read history, biographies and novels. She also enjoyed to crochet and knit, complete crossword puzzles, bowling and loved to watch Anderson Cooper on CNN. But most of all, she loved her family. She was a nurturing, caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was always there for all of her children and for that she will be greatly missed.
She is survived by her children, Patrick (Carole) Gaffney, Kathryn Tripp, Joann (Charles) Hagstrom and Mary Kay Gaffney; grandchildren, Andrew Gaffney, Andrea Tripp, Jennifer Tripp, Malinda (Robbie) Rouyer, Joslyn (Brad) Huntsman and Kate (Jason) Turner; 15 great grandchildren and sister, Diane (Ron) Beauchamp and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Daniel T. Gaffney; grandson, Christopher Gaffney; brothers, Kenneth and Owen Servant and sisters, Marilyn Martin and Evelyn Hall.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel 1860 S. Mulford Rd.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

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Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Mulford Chapel

1860 South Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61108

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