May 29, 1932 - March 11, 2017
Patrick Gibbons, after 84 years, has completed his journey to return to his Heavenly Father. Patrick died of complications of COPD in the presence of his family on Saturday, March 11, 2017. He leaves his loving wife Cynthia and his daughters: Carrie Porterfield (Allan), Patti Barry (Steve), and Kate Klein (Larry). He also leaves his grandchildren, Beth Porterfield Bryan (Kirby) and great grandson Jackson; Suzy Porterfield; Chris Barry (Amanda) and great granddaughters Evelyn and Eleanor; Aaron Barry (Tamara) and great grandsons Seth and Jeremiah; Peter Klein and Mark Klein. In addition, he leaves his brother John and sister-in-law Maria Clara and his loving caregiver Dinia Asencio. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Marty and Reba Gibbons. Special thanks go to Silverado hospice. Dr. Gibbons worked for Fort Bend ISD for 16 years as a math and science teacher and 16 years as director of secondary schools curriculum and special projects. He was a spiritual director and staff member at the Cenacle Retreat House. He also volunteered with the Boy Scouts, AIDS Ministry, and Prison Chaplaincy. The Mass of Christian Burial will be said for Patrick on Thursday, March 16th at 10:30AM at St John Vianney Catholic Church Parish Activity Center in the west end of the campus, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail at Memorial Drive, followed by a private Rite of Commitment and burial in the Garden of Gethsemane at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. There will be a reception at the Eagle’s Trace Retirement Center Living Room, 14703 Eagle Vista Drive at Hwy 6 on Friday, March 17th from 1:00 PM until 2 PM. Dettling Funeral Home, 14094 Memorial Drive near Kirkwood is in charge of services. In lieu of flowers please consider a contribution in Pat's memory to the charity of your choice.
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