Pamela Grace Gaffga, age 63, of Wonder Lake, died Sunday, January 4, 2015, at her home.
She was born February 27, 1951 in Chicago to Frances and Ruth (Sauer) McDonald. On September 28, 1977, she married Gary A. Gaffga in Chicago.
Pamela was a resident of Wonder Lake for the past two years, and formerly lived in Chicago and Roselle. For 28 years, she was an employee of Jewel, working at the Bloomingdale and Buffalo Grove stores first s a cashier, and then in customer service and management.
Pamela was a doting grandmother, and a loving aunt to her nieces and nephews. She adored her feline friend, Sam, and her canine friends, Sam, Roxy, Dakota and Sampson. An avid Cubs fan, she also enjoyed camping. Pamela was a kind and giving person, and was very proud of her Irish heritage.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Gary; three children, Dawn (Wayne) Ludtke of Poplar Grove, Sandy (Wally) Pickens of Oswego, and Christopher Gaffga of Colorado; eight grandchildren, Wayne III, Lisa, Tyler, Joshua, Brittany, Austin, Taylor, and Maxwell; two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Brooklyn; a brother, John McDonald; a sister, Penny McNiff; four nieces, Lynne Fiumetto, Kitty Bandur, Mary Beth Hoffman, and Rosemary Aulds; and four nephews, Gary Cunningham, Edwin Cunningham, Jerry Cunningham, and John McDonald.
A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at St. Walters Catholic Church, 130 Pine Avenue, Roselle, IL 60172 (Ph: 630-894-2461).
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home, 7611 W. Hancock Drive, Wonder Lake, IL 60097. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-728-0233, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for her family.