Westfield – Patricia B Gillhaus, 84, passed away on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Born in New York, New York, she had lived in New York City and Queens before settling in Westfield in 1976.
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She first worked at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, had and raised three sons before returning to work at the New York City Board of Education becoming a guidance counselor. During her tenure at the NYCBOE she pursued and obtained two master’s degrees.
Patricia is survived by her sons, Craig and his wife, Donna, and Ronald; her daughter in-law Suzanne; and her beloved grandchildren, Eric Andrew, Christopher Conner, and Carly. Also survived by two sisters, Sue Hadley and Gloria Benjamin and many other extended family members.
She was predeceased by her husband, Frank J. Gillhaus, who died in 2018, her son, Kurt A. Gillhaus who died in 2016, and two brothers: Paul (Buddy) Contonis and Sammy Contonis.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Trinity R.C. Church in Westfield on Wednesday at 10:30 AM Internment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.