Grace Rita Gibbard, 61, of Cape Coral, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013, in Cape Coral. She was born Jan. 3, 1952, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Pietro and Providence Cefalu, now deceased.
She attended St. Andrew Catholic Church. She was a loving, dedicated mother who will be deeply missed by her children. She was also a very open hearted and compassionate woman, who will always be remembered for her elaborate holiday spirit, creativity, unique laugh and perfect smile.
She is survived by her three loving children, Hiram Gibbard of Houston, Texas, Jessica Gibbard of Cape Coral and Amanda Gibbard, also of Cape Coral; one sister, Genevie P. Dembowski of Pittsburgh; one brother, Pete Jr., of Pittsburgh; and her dear friend, Joyce Manning of West Virginia.
Grace Rita Gibbard
Visitation was Sunday, June 9, at Mullins Memorial, 1056 N.E. 7th Terrace, Cape Coral.
A graveside service was held Monday, June 10, at Coral Ridge Cemetery, 1630 SW Pine Island Road, Cape Coral.
Memorial contributions in memory of Grace Rita Gibbard are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908.
Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www.MullinsMemorial.com.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.