Gladyese Gilligan

Nov. 14, 1926 – Oct. 4, 2017

FREMONT — Gladyese M. Gilligan, 90 years, of Fremont died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Saunders Medical Center in Wahoo.

Gladyese was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Fremont to Clyde and Bessie (McNew) Phillippe. She lived her entire life in Fremont and attended Fremont Public Schools. Gladyese married Charles H. Gilligan on March 5, 1946, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 2012.

She worked at Campbell’s Soup Company and Gail’s Fashions. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time gardening, knitting, and reading books.

She is survived by sons, Gregory (Vickie) Gilligan and Thomas (Robyn) Gilligan of Fremont; daughters, Ann Marie (Matthew) Micek and Theresa (Dan) Hahn of Fremont; daughter-in-law, Diane Gilligan of Fremont; sister, Betty Lou Coufal of Fremont; sister-in-law, Mary Phillippe of Fremont; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and special friend, Phyllis Vitamvas of Fremont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; sons, Ronald Gilligan and James Gilligan; sisters, Virginia Christensen and Marilyn Skinner; and brothers, Elmer Phillippe, Estel Phillippe, Willie Phillippe, Clyde Phillippe and Don Phillippe.

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The funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Burial will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at Calvary Cemetery in Fremont.

Memorials may be directed to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont.

Online condolences may be left at

Moser Memorial Chapel, 2170 N. Somers Avenue, Fremont, NE 68025 402-721-4490

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