Belfast --- Lori Borden of 6132 Van Allen Road died Thursday, September 21, 2017 after a courageous battle with illness in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born on November 26, 1970 in Liberty, a daughter of Tom and Connie Van Wagner Matthews.
Lori was a graduate of Tri-Valley High School and graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a degree in psychology. She was a current employee of Allegany County Department of Social Services serving in the Child Protective Services department.
She was full of life, loved watching her children play sports, cooking and most of all loved her family and friends.
Surviving in addition to her parents are her children, Cody (Mariah Abel) Borden of Croghan, Samantha (Nick) Stenzel of Fillmore, Matthew Borden of Belfast and was expecting a grandchild, a sister, Bridget Hurwitz of Claryville, Thomas (Katrina) Matthews of Virginia and six nieces and nephews, Adam, Meagan, Shaina, Brittany, Jenna and Trey.
Family and friends may gather from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore and from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Colonial Memorial Funeral Home in South Woodbourne where a funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Claryville Reformed Church Cemetery, Claryville.
Memorials if desired to: Department of Social Services, c/o Foster Care Christmas Party, 7 Court Street, Belmont, NY 14813