Sally Lippolis Gilson of West Scranton died Thursday in Geisinger Community Medical Center. She and her husband, Randall H. "Randy" Gilson, celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary Nov. 29.
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Born in Scranton, daughter of the late William and Ruth Reap Lippolis, she was a graduate of St. John the Baptist grade school and St. Patrick's High School. She was formerly employed at the Globe Store and Scranton Dry Goods. She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, West Scranton.
She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Sally possessed a strong faith in God and never missed attending Sunday Mass and the annual Novena to St. Ann. A former long-distance runner, she also loved exercise of all types. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Also surviving are stepmother, Shirley Lippolis, Scranton; a daughter, Michele McDonald and husband, Jeff, Scranton; a son, Ryan and wife, Kim, Drums; three granddaughters, Cali Emma, Laci Anne and Eva Marie; two brothers, William J. Lippolis, Maryland; and Robert Lippolis, Mayfield; two sisters, Nancy Lippolis, Peckville; and Judie Cusimano and husband, Michael, California; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, J. Michael Lippolis.
The funeral will be Monday from the Carl J. Savino Funeral Home, 157 S. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Jackson Street. Interment will be in Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
Friends may call Sunday, 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, PA 18517.
Carl J Savino Funeral Home
157 S Main Ave
Scranton, PA 18504
Published in Scranton Times on Sept. 20, 2013