M. Patricia Gibson, 73
Shrewsbury - M. Patricia (McWhirter) Gibson, 73, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully in her home Tuesday, March 18, 2008.
She leaves her husband of 41 years, F. Warren Gibson; her beloved children, Kathryn Gibson- Torres and her husband, Luis, and Paul Gibson and his wife, Lisa; her brothers, John McWhirter and his wife, Sandy, and Robert McWhirter MD; her cherished grandchildren, Alysa, Maya, Andres, Ella and Will; and nieces and nephews.
Born in Boston, the daughter of Stanley and Mary (Hennessy) McWhirter, she graduated from St. Gregory High School in Dorchester in 1952 and the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing in 1955, earning her bachelor's degree in Nursing from Boston College in 1958. She was a 50-year resident of Milton, where she raised her family, before moving to Shrewsbury seven years ago.
Mrs. Gibson worked as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years for such medical facilities as Boston City Hospital and Milton Healthcare before retiring from South Shore Elder Services in Braintree.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, whose enjoyment was celebrated in the company of her family she loved so much. She was a member of St Mary of the Hills Church in Boylston, the Massachusetts Nurse Association and the Boston City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association.
Funeral services were held March 25 from the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester, with burial at Mountain View Cemetery in Shrewsbury. Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 460 Totten Pond Rd., Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451.
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