Pamela Grace Gaffga, 63, Wonder Lake, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at her home.
She was born Feb. 27, 1951, to Frances and Ruth (Sauer) McDonald in Chicago.
On Sept. 28, 1977, she married Gary A. Gaffga in Chicago.
She 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 as a cashier and then in customer service and management. She was an avid Cubs fan, and she enjoyed camping.
She was very proud of her Irish heritage, a kind and giving person, 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.
Survivors include her husband; three children, Dawn (Wayne) Ludtke, Poplar Grove, Sandy (Wally) Pickens, Oswego, and Christopher Gaffga, 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, Marybeth Hoffman and Rosemary Aulds; and four nephews, Gary Cunningham, Edwin Cunningham, Jerry Cunningham and John McDonald.
A memorial visitation and celebration of life service originally planned for Jan. 10, has been postponed as a result of a serious car accident involving her daughters, Dawn and Sandy, son-in-law Wayne and grandson Tyler. A date and time will be announced in the future.
Arrangements were made by Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home.