Barbara Althoff 1933-2018
Barbara Althoff of Sauquoit passed away August 11, 2018 at the age of 85, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born and raised in Whitesboro on May 12, 1933 to Fred and Agnes Althoff. She is predeceased by David R. Griffiths with whom she shared 29 loving years.
She is very well known for her massive Christmas Village that so many people would look forward to coming to see, but most of all she enjoyed puzzles, crafts and playing cards with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her 5 children; Jean (Bob) Williams of New Hartford, Colleen (Joe) Tilson of Morristown Tennessee, Glenn Griffiths of Sauquoit, Robert Griffiths of Westmoreland, and Dawn (John) Kuhn of Sauquoit. The absolute joy of her life were her grandchildren; Gregory Rule, Jennifer and her husband Adam Lilly, Andrea Herubin, Kimberly (Mike O’Brien) Griffiths, Kathleen and her husband Osama Alobaidi and their mom Irene Griffiths, Olivia Griffiths, James Griffiths, Michael Griffiths and Alyssa Kuhn, her great grandchildren; McKenzie and Makenna Lilly and her most recent brand new baby doll, Cecelia Alobaidi. Her adopted “good son” Vinny Lucianatelli, her life-long friend, Gertrude Rieben and her husband Larry, as well as Patricia Gossin, her brother Harold (Mary) Althoff, Nancy Althoff, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, David, her 5 brothers, and 2 sisters and a special son-in-law Harry (Tim) Rule. Also, her companion Tigger. At Barbara’s request there will be no public calling hours. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Barbara’s family would like to thank the staff of the PCU unit of St. Luke’s for their kind and loving care of our mom. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers and in Barbara’s memory, please consider Hospice and Palliative Care, 4277 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413 or Edwards Ambulance, P.O. Box 130 Chadwicks, N.Y. 13319.
Arrangements are with the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
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