Hoy Funeral Home

3855 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY


Gladys C. McDonald

August 12, 1919September 24, 2019

McDONALD - Gladys C. (nee Amidon) At age 100, of West Seneca, NY, September 24, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. McDonald; loving mother of Michael McDonald, Gail (late Jack) Brooks, and the late Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) Hinman; loving grandmother of 13, great-grandmother of 30, and great-great-grandmother of five; sister of the late LeRoy Amidon; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family present Saturday from 9:30-10:30 AM at the HOY FUNERAL HOME, 3855 Seneca St., West Seneca, NY, where prayers will be said Saturday morning at 10:30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from St. John XXIII Parish at 11 AM. Friends invited. Online condolences may be shared at www.hoyfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Saturday, September 28, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, September 28, 2019


Gladys C. McDonald

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Seneca Jonathan

September 29, 2019

I've met gram in lake placid 20 yrs ago.. I'm pleased to had that opportunity and love of thee Mcdonald family w/ Open arms and welcoming!
In passing times, I've got the pleasure of taking Gram shopping, post office, & bank. Also stopping at Arbys for lunch..
One day, Grams vehicle was also stolen, house was robbed.. So heartbroken & sad! As I were leaving for work, a car had went by were Joe & our family lived. Lord behold, I knew this was her car. Talking to Joe, he said that didnt sound like Grams plate number. I knew this was her car riding right down the street., I've driven her in it many times. Yup, it was indeed her car. Noone was ever charged with this.. Gram had thanked me for years...
I've made my presents to visit her at Jewish Community in Rochester. Right up to the week before, her passing.. I loved her as my own Gram!! R.i.p Beautiful!! She will forever be in my heart!!

Ken Warren

September 27, 2019

Grandma Joe was such a special person to me. She treated me like one of her grandkids even before Kristin and I got married. I’ve had more years with her as my grandmother than some of my own biological grandparents, and she has been a blessing to me and our family. There are so many memories over the last 26 years that I knew her… Great conversations, wonderful food, Upwards games, eating out at Ted’s hots, family reunions, trips to Disney and other places, roosters…so many roosters…

She always made time for her kids, grandkids, great grandkids, and so many others. She really did have a special relationship with everyone. Gram was so kind when my mother passed away, always having nice things to say about her every time I saw her afterward. She also never failed to praise me or my family every time we saw her.

Gram was so much fun, but also a strong, resilient, and a clearly healthy woman for a long time (100!). She was a role model in so many ways. I wish I had the chance to know Grandpa Joe, but I’m grateful for knowing Gram – and happy that she’s now with Jesus, with her husband, younger daughter, and other family and friends

Sharanne MacDonald

September 27, 2019

Our family knew your Mom and Grandma as “Sis”. For years, I did not know her given name. Sis was a lifelong friend of my husband’s Aunt Marg, We regularly heard about all the activities in your family. We loved having her come to London as she was so much fun, interested in life and a story teller extraordinaire! We enjoyed visiting her in Buffalo. Sis loved you all so much. How wonderful for all of you to have had her in your lives and for Sis to have had such a loving family. Sis will live forever in our hearts!

Kara Kofler

September 25, 2019

Dear Gail and family,
It was a true blessing to have Gladys in my life. She always did things her way and you always knew where you stood with Gladys.
Our daily talks about her life, children, grand children and always a joke, had become part of my favorite part of my day.
I will always have a piece of Gladys with me.
I hope you, her family and friends find peace and know that she will always be with you.

Jewish Home of Rochester

Mikaela Mcdonald

September 25, 2019

i should’ve held you forever gram...