OSWEGO, NY – Roberta “Max” Gifford, 72, a resident of East Ninth Street, passed away on Tuesday January 15, 2013, at Oswego Hospital.
Born in Oswego, she was the daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Finnan) Maxwell.
She was a graduate of Oswego High School and had attended the Rochester Business Institute.
She was a legal secretary for many lawyers and judges in the Oswego area.
She retired from the Port Authority after 25 years of service.
Max always had a good time at Thirstys for Sunday football and also enjoyed watching Nascar.
Surviving are her daughter, Patricia (Mike) Martin of Oswego; two granddaughters, Casie and Allison; a great-grandson, Colin; and her dog, Maggie.
She was predeceased by her brother, Col. John C. Maxwell Jr.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 a.m. from St.Paul’s Church.
Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Dowdle Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Paws Across Oswego County, 2035 County Route 1, Oswego N.Y. 13126.