Lucille Marie Gifford 92 of Poughkeepsie, NY passed away peacefully at home on Sunday May 7, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on September 3, 1930, in New Bedford, MA to the late Manuel Moniz Pimentle and Marie Flora Gendron. She was the eldest of 7 children. Lucille graduated as valedictorian of her high school, was an accomplished baker and proficient cake decorator. She was a master seamstress who made many dresses and numerous children’s clothing. She was a very religious, strong-willed, selfless mother and devoted wife who enjoyed entertaining. She loved sales and was a master at couponing, often surprising cashiers by getting a cart of groceries for a small fraction of the cost. She also enjoyed puzzles, card playing and was an excellent typist and stenographer. She retired from the Mid-Hudson Valley Library System and was a parishioner of St Martin de Porres Church.
On June 21, 1958, in New Bedford MA. She married her husband Albert E. Gifford who survives at home.
Besides her husband she is survived by her children; daughter Lynne Yost (Boris) Endicott, NY., sons; Doug Gifford (Jaroslaw Tkacz) of Boston Ma, Jeffrey Gifford (Jennifer Corbo) of Fishkill, NY, and Bradley Gifford (Christia Vassiliou) of Atlanta GA; siblings, Manuel Pimentle (Rosella) of Florida, Joan (Lawrence) Casagneto of Littleton, MA., and Edward Pimentle (Donna) West Wareham, MA; grandchildren Aimee Gifford, Larissa Yost, Rio Callejas, Autumn Gifford, Erica Yost, Julia Gifford, Alexia Gifford and Christopher Gifford. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her siblings, Doris Pimentle, John Pimentle and Robert J. Pimentle.
Calling hours will be held on Tuesday May 9, 2023 from 5pm to 8pm at Joseph J Darrow Sr. Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30am, Wednesday May 10, 2023, at St. Martin de Porres Church 118 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie NY 12603, with Fr. Matthew Furey officiating. Burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation 374 Violet Ave Hyde Park, NY 12538. Arrangements have been entrusted to Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home, Inc 39 So. Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. (845)452-1840. To send online condolences please visit our website at www.darrowfuneralhome.org
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