Doreen Marie Stafford


Doreen Marie Stafford, age 46, of Erie, died at her residence on August 11, 2016, surrounded by her loving family and friends, following a lengthy illness.

Born in Erie on May 19, 1970, she was the daughter of Jose and Carolyn Stafford Plaza.

Doreen enjoyed playing Bingo and was an avid cleaning fanatic.  She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Doreen enjoyed writing letters to her friends, family, and children.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Brian S. Ellis of Erie; her parents, Jose and Carolyn Plaza of Erie;  2 sons, Brian S. Ellis, Jr. and Devon K.A. Ellis both of Erie;  4 daughters, Vanessa M. Ellis, Julie I. Ellis, Kimberly S. Ellis, and Anna L. Ellis, all of Erie;  3 sisters, Darlene Woodrow, Laura G., and Cyrel Miller all of Erie;  1 brother, Mark Prindle of Erie;  step sister, Stephanie Plaza of Erie; step brother, Michael Plaza of Erie, and 12 grandchildren.

Doreen was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Malaysia La'Rae Ellis.

There will be no viewing or visitation.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at the Erie Zoo picnic area, off Glenwood Park Avenue.

Askins Cremation Funeral Services, 8354 Wattsburg Road, Erie, is assisting the family with arrangements.