Mary El­iz­a­beth Gib­son of Jef­fer­son­ville

The Times Herald (Norristown, PA) - - OBITUARIES -

Mary El­iz­a­beth Gib­son (nee’ Hoy), a res­i­dent of Jef­fer­son­ville, PA, passed away peace­fully sur­rounded by her fam­ily on April 13, 2018 at age 62. She was born in Norristown, PA, on Novem­ber 26, 1955. She had been mar­ried for 26 years to James Mar­lon Gib­son. In mar­ry­ing Jim, she joined the Gib­son clan, and quickly was taken into the hearts of his large fam­ily.

Mary, who was fondly known as Lisa by the Hoy fam­ily, is pre­de­ceased by her par­ents Joseph Thomas and Mary (nee’ Sweeney) Hoy and was thank­ful to share her life with her brother Michael Hoy (Sharon) and his fam­ily in Gloucester, Vir­ginia. The Hoy aunts and un­cles, along with their spouses, her de­ceased grand­par­ents, and her fa­ther, joined to­gether to raise her and her brother when their mom died when they were both not yet of grade school age. She was grate­ful to have the Hoy fam­ily in her life.

Mary at­tended St. Fran­cis grade school in Norristown, grad­u­ated high school in 1973 from Mount St. Joseph Academy (Flour­town, PA) and re­ceived her under grad­u­ate de­gree in busi­ness from Cabrini Col­lege in St. Davids, PA. She worked over 20 years with Sears, first in re­tail at Lo­gan Square, Norristown, PA and then as a Cer­ti­fied Cash Man­ager work­ing in the cash and se­cu­rity depart­ments at St. Davids, PA and then Greenville, Delaware. Af­ter Mary was blessed to re­ceive a kid­ney trans­plant in 1997, she ob­tained her Para­le­gal cer­tifi­cate from Vil­lanova Univer­sity’s School of Law and worked as a para­le­gal in the law depart­ment of the Mont­gomery County Board of As­sess­ment. She served in the roles of Trea­surer and Sec­re­tary for the Mont­gomery County As­so­ci­a­tion of Par­ale­gals.

Mary en­joyed cook­ing, host­ing din­ners for fam­ily and friends, work­ing with neigh­bors on var­i­ous ini­tia­tives, home dec­o­rat­ing, read­ing, and watch­ing movies and sports with her hus­band (Go Phillies! Go Ea­gles!).

Mary had a spe­cial place in her heart for her pets. She was thank­ful for ev­ery mo­ment she had with them. They bright­ened her day no mat­ter how ill she was.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to Mary’s Life Cel­e­bra­tion at Boyd-Hor­rox- Givnish of East Nor­ri­ton, 200 W. Ger­man­town Pike on Tues­day, April 17th from 6-8 PM. On Wed­nes­day, April 18th at Vis­i­ta­tion BVM Church, 196 N. Trooper Road, Norristown, PA 19403 there will be a vis­i­ta­tion from 10-10:50 AM fol­lowed by Mary’s Fu­neral Mass at 11 AM. In­ter­ment is pri­vate.

For peo­ple who would like to give some­thing in mem­ory of Mary, flow­ers can be sent to the fu­neral home or do­na­tions can be made to: Mont­gomery County SPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO Box 222, Con­shohocken, PA 19428 or Mount St. Joseph Academy, 120 West Wis­sahickon Ave, Flour­town, PA 19031.

To share a thought or mem­ory of Mary, please visit­cel­e­bra­, 610-277- 7000.

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