Gill Joyce Genealogy

Mary Elizabeth Praetorius Gill (1931-2003)

Mary (Bettie) Gill of Sycamore Drive, Swoyersville,
died Thursday in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-B

She was born in Forty Fort, Sept. 5, 1931, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Madden Praetorius, and was a graduate of Forty Fort High School.

Mrs. Gill was employed for many years as a secretary by the accounting firm of her husband, Thomas A. Sr.

She was a longtime member of Holy Name/St. Mary's Parish Community, Swoyersville. She was a member of Fox Hill Country Club and Countryside Country Club, Naples, Fla.

A brother, George, preceded her in death.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are sons, Thomas M. Jr., Larksville; Richard, Long Island, N.Y.; Robert, Larksville; William, Kingston Township; nine grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Ritsick, Wilkes-Barre; brothers, William, Long Island, N.Y.; Gerald, Levittown; nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 9:30 from the Hugh B. Hughes & Son Inc. Funeral Home, 1044 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Holy Name/St. Mary's Church, Swoyersville, with the Rev. Louis Grippe officiating. Interment will be in St. Ignatius Cemetery, Pringle. Friends may call Friday, 6 to 9.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Name/St. Mary's Church, Swoyersville, PA 18704, or to the charity of the donor's choice.

   The Citizens’ Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - February 21, 2003

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