Patricia Gilfillan

imgonline-com-ua-FrameBlurred-JnFYUrFEP3wiqxaPatricia Gilfillan, 74 of Parlin, New Jersey, formerly of Rimersburg, passed away on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at the Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Born Friday, May 23, 1947 in Brookville, Patricia was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Leona Pearl Schmader.b Patricia was raised in Rimersburg, and was a graduate of Union Joint High School.

Soon after high school, Patricia married the love of her life, Fred Gilfillan. Starting their married life together in Rimersburg, the couple would then settle in Old Bridge, New Jersey.

Many knew Patricia as Suzie, a nickname given to her by her grandmother, or as Pat, Mrs. G., or Mimi. Whichever name those in her life may have chosen, they all knew the same loving woman.

From an early age Patricia always took care of others. She was a motherly figure to her younger siblings growing up, always taking care of the family while her parents worked shift work.

Patricia would then take on that roll with others, it was in her nature to take care of others before herself. She would go on to work in the nursing field, at Colonia Pediatrics. But, her main focus was always taking care of her children.

Patricia was a devout Catholic, and member of St. Bernadette’s Church in Parlin. She enjoyed 30 years of teaching religious education to the children there. She was a very spiritual woman.

Patricia also spent time as a Cub Scout mother, when her sons were younger. In her spare time Patricia enjoyed being a part of a seasonal crafting group, making different crafts around the holidays.

But more than anything else, it was being with her family that gave her joy.

Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Kenneth and Leona Pearl Schmader and by her sister, Tina Marie Schmader.

Patricia is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Fred, by her loving sons, Brian and his wife Kristina, and Jason and his wife Antonella, by her cherished grandchildren, Tyler, Trevor, Trent, Nicolas, and Alexander, and by her caring siblings, Kimberly Davis, and Kenneth, Kelly, and Kevin Schmader.

Family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, November 29, 2021 at the Burns Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc in Rimersburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the Saint Richards Catholic Church in Rimersburg with Rev. with Rev. Guillermo Diaz presiding.

Interment will follow in Saint Eusebius Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Patricia’s memory could be made to www.samaritanspurse.com or www.atonementfriars.com.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com


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