Lillian Maxine Giltinan Hopes

February 5, 2021

Lillian Maxine Giltinan Hopes of Busti, New York passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021 at the home of her son, Michael Jordan and his wife, Marguerite Jordan who lovingly and graciously cared for her in her last months of life.
Lillian is survived by a daughter, Linda Jordan Loomis (George), sons, Douglas Jordan (Kim) and Michael (Marguerite) Jordan. Grandchildren, Kristen (Greg) Heiden, Jason Jordan (Leigh Ann), Jessica Klemens (Dave), Annie Jordan, John Johnson (Sue), Thomas Weaver Jr. (Amanda), Tara Troutman (Ron), James Weaver (Galena).  Also surviving are great grandchildren Jordan, Harlow, Lorelai, Sophie, Nathan, Zoe, Lauren, Alec, Bram, Ronny, Devin, and Uriah. She was preceded in death by her parents Morris and Amanda Colleen Giltinan, her daughter Susie Jordan, husband Harry Hopes, her brothers and their spouses, James and Lucille Giltinan, Morrie and Ethel Giltinan, and nephew Bob Giltinan.

Lillian was born on December 22, 1928 in Jamestown, NY and raised in Watts Flatts. She graduated from Panama High School and was a member of her school band and a cheerleader. Her spunky and fun personality shined throughout her lifetime. She loved knitting, golfing, going to the hair salon, laying on the beach, riding around town with her best friend for many years, Joyce Russell. Lillian enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She had a beautiful essence that lit up a room. Lillian’s Catholic faith was an important part of her life and death. She was loving and caring to everyone she met and had a natural tendency to touch your hand when she was talking to you. She was a Hospice volunteer that brought peace to others by reading passages from the Bible. Lillian will be missed by her family and friends in the physical world but we have faith she will be happily greeted by those waiting for her on the other side.

A celebration of life for both Lillian and her daughter, Susie Jordan, will be announced and held at a later date.

The family wishes to thank all staff at the Rouse Suites in Youngsville for providing a home for Lillian for 6 wonderful years.  The staff were her “family” for that time and she adored each and every one of them.

A donation in Lillian’s memory may be made to Hospice of Chautauqua County at 20 West Fairmount Ave Lakewood NY  14750.  The website for donations is  Chautauqua County Hospice worked with Lillian and her family to be ever so certain her last days on earth were restful and she was free from pain.

To Kris, Mary, Deanna, Kim, Kate, Carmen and Gretchen, we Lillian’s family send blessings to you and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you did for her and for us.

We ask that if you would like to donate to Chautauqua County Hospice you specify your donation be applied to the care and maintenance of the new Hospice Care Home on Fairmount Ave in Lakewood. Lillian was fortunate to have a home where she was loved and cared for during her illness. Some people with a terminal illness don’t have that option. Thanks to the new Hospice Care Home, now they will.

The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, in Youngsville, have been entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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