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Obituary for Christine "Chris" L. Williams

Christine Louise Williams, “Chris”, dedicated mom and grandma passed away at 82 after a short battle with cancer. Chris was born to Frederick and Dolmar (Sisson) Kasbohm in her childhood home on Chautauqua Road, Fredonia, where she helped her dad raise chickens, rabbits, and her pet deer. After losing her mother at an early age, Chris cherished a special of teaching her mother how to drive their old jalopy.

Chris was a strong, independent, and resilient single mother of two. She had a deep love of simple country life, animals, and clear skies for star gazing. Her hobbies included garage sales, gardening, bird watching, and feeding the wildlife on her two-acre sanctuary in Fredonia. Her greatest love was watching her grandsons in their sporting events—especially hockey where she would cheer her boys by being the loudest fan.

She started her life-long career straight out of high school, working 45 years as a cashier and head office clerk at Loblaws, Bells, and Quality Markets. She was a stranger to no one, meeting and befriending many people during her career. It was the day-to-day customer connections she enjoyed most. It wasn’t until she became a grandmother in 1999 that she even considered retirement where she spent her free time caring for her grandchildren Ryan and Nick.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her sister Carol Pacos, and her great aunt Dorothy Kasbohm. Left to cherish her memory are her children Gary Williams of Buffalo, Shannon (Robert) Thompson of Dunkirk, and grandsons Ryan Thompson and Nicholas Thompson, both of Dunkirk, along with many friends.

At Chris’ request, no funeral services will be held. Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of life luncheon at the Kosciuszko Polish Home (Dog House), 252 Nevins Street, Dunkirk on Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 11am – 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital ( or Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center (

Chris’ family would like to thank the loving staff of the WCA Home in Fredonia, nurses at Brooks Memorial Hospital, and her doctors at Roswell Park. They would also like to extend their gratitude to family and friends for their support and prayers during this difficult time.

When it is all said and done, “Do your best,” “Be a good person,” “Reach for the stars,” which is where she’ll be. On-line condolences may be made at Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.