FULTON, NY – S. Patricia Gillard, 77, of Port Richey, Fla., and Fulton, NY, died Tuesday Oct. 14, 2008, at home in Florida after a long illness.
She was born in Fulton to the late Martin and Rose (Lunette) Semeraro.
She retired from Fulton Consolidated School System as a secretary.
Mrs. Gillard was a member of the CSEA and Pairs N Squares-Modern Square Dancing.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Lynette MacDougall, in 2002; her siblings, Donald Semeraro and Beverly (Samuel) Aofrate.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Philip B. Gillard of Fulton; her children: Denise (Alun) Jones of Tennesse, Marty (Peggy) Gillard of Fulton, Phyllis Cologgi, of Rochester, NY, and Leslie (Steve) Van Austin, of Binghamton, NY, Sharon (Pete) Lubert-Hennis, Charlotte, NC; and her son-in-law, Thomas MacDougall of Scriba, NY; her siblings: Vita (Joseph) Manuele of Rome, NY, June Bennett of Fulton; and her sister-in-law, Ivy Semeraro of Clifton Park, NY; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Oct. 25 at Holy Family Church where Rev. Robert Stephenson will celebrate a mass of Christian Burial.
Burial will be private.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 126, Syracuse, NY.
The Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. Second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.