Patricia M. Gillespie, 61, of North Scranton, died Saturday, after being stricken ill at home. Her high school sweetheart and husband of 42 years, John "Jack" Gillespie, died March 21.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Joseph and Emily Petkunas McCarthy, Patty was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, and was a certified paralegal, having worked for the law firm of Murphy, Piazza and Genello.
She is survived by a brother, Joseph McCarthy, Hawaii; an uncle, Edmund Goodfield, Scranton; a brother-in-law, William "Bill" Gillespie, Scranton; nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Mark McCarthy; a brother-in-law, James Gillespie III; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Gillespie.
The funeral will be Friday at 10 a.m., with services at the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., Scranton, by the Rev. Arthur Davis. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum, Scranton.
A viewing for family and friends will be on Friday from 8:30 until time of services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.
Condolences: www.chom kofuneralhome.com.
Edward J Chomko Funeral Home
254-268 Railroad Ave Scranton, PA 18505
Published in Scranton Times from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2014