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Gwendolyn H. Willey

April 10, 1933 — December 9, 2023

Bennington - Gwendolyn Willey, 90 of Bennington passed away on Saturday, (December 9, 2023) at Gateway Home in Attica.


Mrs. Willey was born April 10, 1933 in Hume, a daughter of the late Frank C. and Shirley (Walradt) Hall.


Gwendolyn worked as a Fire and Safety Officer with the West Seneca Development Center prior to her retirement and proud to have been the first woman in Western New York to complete the Erie County Sheriff's Academy. She was a lifelong member of the Orangeville United Church of Christ. Gwendolyn and her late husband Kenneth, enjoyed playing euchre in tournaments, camping at Bide-a-Bit Campground, and traveling the country in their RV. She had a fondness for elephants and giraffes and enjoyed birdwatching, especially loving cardinals.


Gwendolyn is the wife of the late Kenneth Willey who passed away in 2014.


Surviving are her children, Gregg (Sandra) Willey of Bennington, Stanley (Donna) Willey of Attica, and Valerie Wooton of Bennington; grandchildren, Amy (Den) Eley, Nicki (Chris) Durfee, Justin (Carrie) Willey, Reneé Willey, Jason (Pablo) Willey-Bustos, Bradley (Randi) Kirsch, Brian (Angela) Kirsch, and Ashley (Christopher) DeLong; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Maddilyn, Logan, Maci, Hudson, Mikaila, Weston, Carter, Charlotte, Collins, Anna, and Ella; brother, Daniel C. Hall of Attica; sister, Debra (Mark) Farrell of Statesville, NC; brother-in-law, Glenn Washburn of Attica. Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Mrs. Willey is preceded in death by her sisters, LynnAnn Washburn, Catherine (late Donald) Aubry, and Sandra L. Cooke; niece, Wendy Washburn.


Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday (December 13, 2023) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Eaton-Watson Funeral Home, 98 N. Main Street in Perry, where Gwendolyn's funeral service will immediately follow visitation. Private burial will be in Freedom Rural Cemetery in Freedom, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home, 91 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011 or the Bennington Fire Department, 1353 Clinton Street Road, Attica, New York 14011.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC.

98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

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Service

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

4:00 - 4:45 pm (Eastern time)

Eaton Watson Funeral Home, LLC.

98 North Main Street, Perry, NY 14530

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Burial

Freedom Cemetery

, Freedom, NY 14009

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