Obituary of Doris M. Vaughn
Vernon-Sherrill-On April 6, 2023 Doris M. (LaFave) Vaughn passed away with her family by her side.
Doris (Dodie) was born May 9,1942 in Tupper Lake, NY to Harley L. LaFave and Laura A. (Bombard) LaFave. She was youngest of three children. She lived in Tupper Lake with her family until 1967 when she married the love of her life, Daniel J Vaughn. They were wed in Victorville CA on February 4 1967, where Danny was completing his service in the Air Force. They were married for 56 years.
Dan and Doris settled in the Vernon Verona Sherrill area to start and raise a family. Doris was employed by several grocery convenience stores over the years, until she managed and eventually owned and operated The Silver City Market in Sherrill NY.
Doris’ life revolved around her husband the love of her life, her children, grandchildren extended family and friends. Laughter, good food, music, a hot game of cards or Yahtzee, a house full of people and on occasion a properly made whiskey sour were among her favorite things. She was a woman of faith.
She loved people and was the definition of selflessness and kindness. Always smiling when attending sporting events or concerts of her children and grandchildren or just out for an adventure with Danny. She will be more than missed.
Survived by her husband Danny, daughter Wendy Ann Vaughn (Patrick Norman) of Vernon NY, son Daniel J Vaughn (Jennifer Vaughn) of Horseheads NY; grandchildren Samantha Sovern (Andrew) of Bedford MA, Devin Croad (Alison Nickerson) of Vernon NY, Daniel Vaughn of Horseheads NY, Maria Vaughn of Horseheads NY and Adam Smith of Vernon NY. Brother Donald W LaFave (Edith) of Baldwinsville NY.
Doris is predeceased by her parents and her half-sister Esther (LaFave) Brown.
Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 12, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Malecki Funeral Home Inc., 464 Sherrill Rd., Sherrill. A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon following the calling hour at the funeral home.Burial will follow in St. Helena’s Cemetery, Middle Road, Oneida, NY. Arrangements will be with Malecki Funeral Home, Sherrill, NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Abraham House, 417 N. Washington Street, Rome NY, 13440.
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