Gretchen Maxam

Gretchen Anna Maxam

1942 - 2019

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Gretchen Anna Maxam, 76, passed away at home with her loving family by her side April 5, 2019.


She was born in Utica, NY on November 13, 1942 to the late Charles and Anna (Beach) Maxam of Westmoreland. She graduated from Westmoreland High School and went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. Gretchen retired from the Lutheran Home in Clinton after working there for over 30 years. She cherished her children and her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family.


She is survived by her Daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Alan Genther, Kellie and Paulo Saporito, and Tracy Morelle; her sisters, Margaret Murfit, Jeannette Maxam-Deluca; sister-in-law Jean Maxam; six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and a large extended family. She is predeceased by her brothers, Richard, Robert, Bruce, Donnie and Paul; sisters, Gail Dodds and Helen Keneally.


Following Gretchen’s wishes, all services will be private to the family. She will be laid to rest in Westmoreland Union Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers please consider donations in Gretchen’s name to the American Cancer Society.