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In Memory of

Catherine Mary Gilbride

September 3, 1933 - November 23, 2016

Obituary


Catherine Mary Gilbride, a native of Scranton, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community in Ashburn, VA. She was 83 years old.

Daughter of Frank and Mary Heffron, Catherine was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, West Scranton. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Marywood University and a Master's degree from the University of Scranton.

She began her teaching career in Pennsylvania. After marrying Thomas Sr., in 1959, they moved to Virginia and started a family. Catherine returned to teaching at St. Bernadette Catholic School and ended her...

Catherine Mary Gilbride, a native of Scranton, PA, died Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Ashby Ponds Retirement Community in Ashburn, VA. She was 83 years old.

Daughter of Frank and Mary Heffron, Catherine was a graduate of St. Patrick's High School, West Scranton. She earned her Bachelor's degree from Marywood University and a Master's degree from the University of Scranton.

She began her teaching career in Pennsylvania. After marrying Thomas Sr., in 1959, they moved to Virginia and started a family. Catherine returned to teaching at St. Bernadette Catholic School and ended her career as school Principal until her retirement in 2003.

Catherine is survived by sons Thomas Jr. (Whitney), Ashburn, VA; Timothy (Jan), Telford, PA; Patrick (Susan), Evergreen, CO; daughter Mary Kay, Ashburn, VA; seven grandchildren Thomas III, Bridgette Hooper (Alexander), Bobby, Molly, Tim Jr., Patrick Jr. and Elizabeth; as well as sisters Regina Balmer (Frank), Ellen Franco, Mary McAndrew (Paul) and Sheila Kochmer (Vic).

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Joseph Gilbride, Sr.; parents Francis and Mary Heffron; brothers John, Francis and Patrick; and sisters Irene Murphy and Rosemary Zack.

Friends may call on Wednesday, November 30, from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA.

A funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 1, at 11:30 AM at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Springfield, VA, preceded by a viewing in the narthex at 10:30 AM. Interment immediately follows at Fairfax Memorial Park, Fairfax, VA.