GISH, MELISSA P. June 23, 1960 – February 27, 2014 — Melissa Gish was born in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Muriel Parda and Henry Parda. She was one of four children. She is survived by sisters Val Bergeron and Alicia Leslie, and her brother, Philip Parda. She leaves to mourn her beloved husband of 35 years, Daniel Gish. She is also survived by their children, Madison Gish, Marcus Gish and Jeremy Gish. She also leaves to mourn many personal friends and her children’s friends, who loved Melissa for her vibrant and colorful nature and they often called her “Momma Gish.” She always had opened arms for them all and accepted them as if they were her own children. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Yvonne Ledoux, Suzette Gaudet, Kimberly Guillemin, Meredith Burr, Muriel Singler, Sean Fallis, Nick Fallis, Frank Fallis and Mathew Parda, as well as many other relatives. A Memorial service will be held for Melissa on April 5, 2014, at St. Bridget of Kildare Church, 75 Moodus-Leesville Road, Moodus, CT 06469., in the CCD building, which is located behind the church. Phone number is 860-873-8623.