Doris E. (nee Chittister) Barraclough, age 87, of the Town of Tonawanda, went to be with her Lord Saturday, April 4, 2009 at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. Born in Falls Creek, PA, she had been a resident of Tonawanda for more than 50 years and was the wife of John C. Barraclough, who died in 1987; mother of the late Paul C. and Dennis L. Barraclough and great-grandmother of the late Simina L. Roberts. She was also the daughter of the late Parker and Emma (nee Burkett) Chittister and sister of the late George and Arden Chittister, Sara Wayland, Mina Hoak, Ruby Roush and Betty Baron. Doris had been employed by Spaulding Fibre Co. for 20 years and was also co-owner and operator, along with her husband, John and their family, of the Double “D” Restaurant on Main Street in Tonawanda from 1969 until 1979. Doris was also a former resident of Mary Agnes Adult Care Residence in Buffalo.

She was the loving mother of Richard A. Barraclough of Lockport and Karen J. (John) Thaler of Niagara Falls, NY, and her daughter-in-law, Patricia E. (the late Paul) Barraclough of Tonawanda; seven grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Chittister of Stockton, CA; and a sister, Mary Barraclough of Brockway, PA.

There will be no prior visitation. A private service and burial was held in Elmlawn Cemetery. Pastor Ronald Logan officiated. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation, Diabetes Assn., Breast Cancer Research, American Heart Assn., or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by John O. Roth Funeral Home, Inc., Tonawanda, NY.

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