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Frances Patricia Gilson

April 28, 1936 ~ October 11, 2018 (age 82)

Frances P. Gilson, age 82, of West Haven, CT passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Connecticut Hospice (Branford, CT). She was born in Bellows Falls, VT to Francis and Lillian (Fontaine) Gallagher.

She enjoyed spending time with family, especially during the summer trips up to York Beach, ME. She also enjoyed going to the casino and seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall during Christmas time.  She was homemaker for most of her life and worked at Stop and Shop for several years.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Gilson, who had worked for 50 years at Amtrak/MetroNorth in New Haven, CT. She is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughter: Catherine Shafransky and her husband Francis Shafransky of West Haven, CT, her sons: Francis (Skip) Gilson of West Haven, CT, James Gilson of West Haven, CT, and David Gilson of West Haven, CT, grandson: Nicholas Shafransky and his wife Samantha Shafransky of West Haven, CT.

You are invited to pay your respects to the family on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Keenan Funeral Home, 238 Elm Street West Haven, CT 06516 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Funeral Home Service to follow (12p.m. – 12:30p.m.). Committal will follow immediately after at St. Lawrence Cemetery in West Haven, CT.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Frances may be made to the American Cancer Society.




Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society of CT
825 Brook Street, I-91 Tech Center, Rocky Hill CT 06067
Tel: 1-203-379-4700

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