Kathleen "Kathy" Gilson, 55 of Beach Lake, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Thomas J. Gilson. The couple married on March 5, 1980.
Born on December 11, 1957 in Jersey City, NJ she was the daughter of the former Martha Platt of Cornwallville, NY and the late Stanley Misiewicz. Kathy was an LPN, working in several healthcare facilities before becoming disabled. Before moving to Beach Lake, she was a member of St. Henry Roman Catholic Church in Bayonne, NJ.
Also surviving are her children, Jessica Gilson of Jessup, PA, Christine Gilson and fiancée Larry Purcell of Lehighton, PA, and Brian Gilson at home; a sister Cheryl Misiewicz of Ridgefield, NJ; a brother-in-law Frank De Leo of Moonachie, NJ; mother-in-law Philomena Gilson of Honesdale; grandchildren Blake Davidson and Logan Purcell.
She was preceded in death by her sister Sharon De Leo.
A Blessing Service will be held on Sunday, December 30th at 2 pm at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale. Friends may visit from 12 to service time. As per her request, cremation will follow. Condolences: www.hesslingfuneralhome.com
Memorial contributions can be made to the Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Dr. Honesdale, PA 18431.