First Baptist Church-Stoneham
457 Main St
Stoneham, MA 02180
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WHITSON, Gina Gina Michelle Whitson of Los Gatos, CA, formerly of Malden, MA, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2016. She was 47 years old. Gina was the beloved mother of Candis Flores, of San Jose, CA; David Burns, of Poultney, VT; Lyandra Plaisted, of Orlando, FL; Sara Plaisted, of Jacksonville, NC; and Christian Scott, of San Jose, CA. She was the cherished daughter of Mary Lupe Whitson, of Stoneham, MA and the late John Whitson. Gina was also the devoted grandmother (GiGi) of Angelena, Adrianna, Jayden, Fernando, Audrey and Liam. She is survived by her adoring siblings- Frank Sarrategui; Paul (Dino) Sarrategui and his wife Dona; Roxann Sarrategui; Deborah Canino and her husband Steve; James Whitson and his wife Kelli; John Whitson and his wife Julie; and Tara Small and her husband Ted- along with many nieces and nephews. Gina earned a bachelor's degree from Palo Alto University, where she also worked as an accountant. Gina was very involved in her community, generously giving to various charities throughout the San Francisco Bay area. She was a devoted friend of Bill W. for more than 15 years. Gina will be remembered as a brave, passionate and deeply-feeling friend and family member. Her smile and kind heart will be dearly missed. A celebration of Gina's life will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church of Stoneham, 457 Main Street in Stoneham, MA. Family and friends are invited to attend. Memorial donations in Gina's name may be made to Billerica Cat Care Coalition, P.O. Box 141, North Billerica, MA 01862.
Published in The Boston Globe on July 8, 2016
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