Ethel M. Guiffre

Ethel Mae Guiffre, 88, was taken by God from this world on Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Her journey started on Aug. 23, 1925, when she was born in Tupper Lake, the daughter of Joseph and Priscella Clement. She attended the local schools in Tupper Lake. She had several siblings: Thelma Manning, Gerald Clement, Robert “Lefty” Clement, Leon Clement, Wallace Clement and Joseph Clement.

She married Charles J. Guiffre on Aug. 31, 1945. They were married for 67 years prior to his passing in June of 2012. They raised 12 children: Starr Guiffre-Gray, (predeceased her in 1993) Gary Guiffre (last known in Korea), Donna Guiffre- Nelson and spouse Richard, Gregg Joseph Guiffre (predeceased her in 1962) Priscella Guiffre-Larabie and spouse Stephen , Marc Guiffre (predeceased her in 2002), Paula Guiffre-Clark, Toni Guiffre, Laura Guiffre- Stanley and spouse William , Paul Guiffre and spouse Bonnie, Carla Sue Guiffre Gregoire and spouse Doug. They had 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

They resided in Tupper Lake for more than 40 years prior to moving to Manassas, Virginia in 1986. Since 2007 they resided at the home of Laura Guiffre-Stanley in Culpeper, Virginia.

Viewing will be held at Found and Sons Funeral Chapel 850 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper, Virginia, from 4 to 5 p.m. today (family only) and 5 to 7 p.m. (public viewing) and in Tupper Lake at the Stuart-Fortune-Keough Funeral Home, 24 Cliff Ave., at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 22. After the viewing a service will be held with Deacon James Ellis presiding and interment will follow in St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper?Lake.

An online guestbook and tribute wall are available online at

Found and Sons funeral Chapel of Culpeper is serving the family.