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John F. Gilsenan

September 28, 1934 — March 19, 2023

Garrison, New York


John F. Gilsenan of Garrison passed away peacefully with his family by his side on March 19, 2023 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.  He was 88.

Born on September 28, 1934 in New York City to the late Phillip and Elizabeth Pratt Gilsenan. 

John enlisted in the United States Army serving his country during the Korean war.. 

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Loretto Council, the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 18, Peekskill and the American Legion Post 275, Cold Spring. 

John was a retired Corrections Sergeant for the NYS Department of Corrections at the Fishkill Correctional Facility until his retirement in 1996. After retirement he worked for the Garrison School District as a school bus driver as well as a bus driver for the Philipstown Seniors.

John will be remembered as a kind hearted man who enjoyed a parade  a good pastry and  his family.  His favorite holiday was Saint Patrick’s day which he celebrated for the entire month of March.   

John  is survived by his loving Children Jeanne Klein and her husband Fred, John “Shawn” Gilsenan and his wife Maureen, Christina “ Crissy” O’Neill and her partner Jack Ward.  Cherished grandchildren, Daniel Gilsenan and his wife Danielle, Brandon Gilsenan and his wife Emily, Jennifer Farrington and her husband Logan, Tyler Klein and his wife Taylor, Dylan Gilsenan, Devon O’Neill, Thomas O’Neill, and Shane Gilsenan.  His dear Great Grandchildren Ava, Owen, Teddy, Parker and Woodson, loving brother Philip Gilsenan, loving sister Rose Bastedo along with numerous nieces and nephews. His brother and sister in laws.  Jimmy Padilla, and his wife Christina, Rollo Padilla and his wife Loretto, William Padilla and his wife Karen and her Sister in Law Rosie Padilla 

John was predeceased by his beloved wife Christina “Tina” Gilsenan in September 2022.

Friends may call on Saturday March 25, 2023 from 2-4pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. 

In Lieu of flowers the family would like donations to be made in John’s name to The Hudson Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, 2900 Westchester Ave #306, Purchase, NY 10577

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