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June (Norfolk) Gifford, 67 of Myrtle Beach, formerly from Watertown, passed away at home on New Year’s Day following a seven month battle with cancer.

June was predeceased by her parents, Ralph and Grace Norfolk, her sister, Mary (Frank) Traylor (Marietta, Ga) and a brother, Patrick Norfolk.

Besides her husband, Dave Gifford, she is survived by her daughter, Lena (Christopher)

Vitali -Fontecchio, Orlando, Fla., step-son, David (Joanne) Gifford Jr., and step-daughter, Michele Carbone, both of Phoenix, Arizona, grandchildren; Jason and Benjamin Fontecchio, Marisa and Nicholas Carbone and Michael Gifford, brothers; Richard (Liz) Norfolk, Orlando, Fla., Frederick (Marlene) Norfolk, Adams Center and sisters; Frances (Gerry) Wrenn, Columbus, Ga., Sylvia (John) Nelson, Whitesboro, NY, Jolene (Patrick) Allen, Watertown,NY, Dorothy (Robert) Morse, Syracuse, NY, Barbara (Alfred) Riccio, Saratoga Springs, NY and Michele (Raymond) Miller, Evans Mills, NY, mother-in-law, Rena Keiser, Bernhards Bay, NY and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. While living in Watertown, June worked at Cheney’s Tire. She also owned a service to include house cleaning and interior painting (her passion) for clients and family. June and her husband retired to Myrtle Beach seven years ago. June enjoyed decorating her home with treasures found at her weekly visits to thrift store shops. She and Dave met fellow “northerners” in their housing development with whom they dined, went to movies and spent holidays with.

Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Hospice for their comfort and guidance and a special thanks to her husband, Dave, who showed such compassion and love to June during her long, painful struggle fighting this unforgiving disease.

A memorial service in Watertown, at a later date and time, will be held by the family. Donations, in June’s name, may be sent to Hospice of Myrtle Beach, 4685 Highway 17, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

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