Leor Gaffney

Leor M. Gaffney

Wednesday, September 2nd, 1936 - Sunday, November 1st, 2020
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Leor ‘Lee’ Gaffney (Schwenn) passed away 11/1/2020 at age 84.

Born in Madison, Leor spent her childhood in Sun Prairie, WI and graduated from Sun Prairie HS in 1954. She married Arthur ‘Stehly’ Gaffney in 1958. They celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary in September of this year. Stehly was with her till the end.

Leor and Stehly spent nearly 60 happy years in their Waukesha home raising a family, growing a bountiful garden and spending time with their many friends in the Rip Van Winkle neighborhood. Her social life was vibrant with many activities including bowling teams, bridge clubs and neighborhood parties. Lee retired from Waukesha Memorial Hospital where she worked in the business office for 28 years. Upon retirement she volunteered at the Waukesha Public library and as a Town of Brookfield poll worker.

She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by Arthur Stehly Gaffney her husband. Sons: Bryce (Sally), Sean (Christine) Daughter: Stacie (David) Lucero. Grandchildren: Jamison, Leah, Robert Thomas and John. Scores of relatives and close friends. Leor and Stehly opened their hearts and home to create an extended family that provided love, support and comfort.

Thank you to the Heartis Village North Shore and Allay hospice for their extraordinary care.

There will be a celebration of her life when we can congregate again. Until then, raise a glass of Miller Lite in her honor.

We would be honored to have any donations made in her memory to American Diabetes Association.
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Barbara Staehler

Posted at 10:17am
Dear Gaffneys: I am so sorry to hear about your loss of your mother, my Aunt. I have fond memories of both your mom and dad. Remember all of the great get togethers we had with all of the Gaffneys. However you are all much younger than me as you were very young when Grandma Gaffney passed away. Love and prayers to all of you. Barb Sinclair Staehler

Denise Klopp

Posted at 10:31am
My heartfelt condolences go out to the Gaffney family. I recall Mrs. Gaffney as a loving, caring lady with a fun sense of humor! Sending thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Denise Otto Klopp

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