Mayfield – Patricia “Patty” VanNostrand, age 82, of Mayfield, NY, passed away on March 28, 2023 at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville, NY after a short illness surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 21, 1940, in Northville, NY to Gerald Sauve’ and Eva Gruet Sauve’.
Patty grew up in Northville, NY. She graduated from Northville Central School in 1958. After high school she was a clerk for the FBI in Washington and then later for the CIA in Florida. After returning to Northville, she worked for D&H Oil followed by Nathan Littauer Hospital and retired from Bassett Health Care in 2009.
Patty married Archie VanNostrand in 1985 in Mayfield, NY. They were happily married for 37 years.
Patty was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Eva, her siblings Roger Sauve’, Clarence Sauve’, Donald Sauve’, and Barbara Sauve’ Farrington, and her son Kevin Chaffee.
Patty is survived by her spouse Archie of Mayfield, NY; her daughter Lisa Chaffee Hart (Henry), her daughter in-law Tracy Chaffee, her stepsons Kevin VanNostrand (Aubrey), and Keith VanNostrand; her sisters Geraldine Sauve’ Size, and Sirka Sauve’ Norman; her grandchildren Alis Hart and Cole Mead (Madeline); and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will be greeting friends and relatives at the Northville Funeral Home on April 11, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. with a funeral service to follow. There will be a private graveside service held in late spring.