Carolyn Gatesman, 74, of 34 Gates Hollow, Bradford, passed away Thursday (May 12, 2016), surrounded by her loving family, at The Pavilion at BRMC.
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Born Nov. 30, 1941, in Providence, R.I., she was a daughter of the late Irene Benoit McCarthy and Julius G Boulia. She was a graduate of Lakewood California High School.
On Sept. 6, 1958 in Lakewood, Calif., she married Richard J. Gatesman, who survives.
Carolyn was employed for many years as a saleswoman and later as a manager for the Tupperware Corp.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church, and was a Eucharistic Minister.
Surviving, in addition to her husband Richard of 57 years, are two daughters, Judith (Tom) MacCabe, of Richmond, Va. and Monica Gatesman of Bradford; four sons Richard J. (Teresa) Gatesman II of Woodlands, Texas, David (Rebecca) Gatesman of Mechanicsburg, Mathew (Kerrie) Gatesman of Pittsburgh and Stephen (Toni) Gatesman of Whitehall, Alaska; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Shirley Guy; and one brother, Kerry Boulia.
Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., where a prayer service will be held at at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as Celebrant. Committal services and entombment will be in St. Bernard Mausoleum.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to EWTN Global Catholic Television.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from May 14 to May 21, 2016