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Joan Kathryn Gillott, age 81, of Gloucester, slipped peacefully into eternity at her home 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2014 after a long battle with illness.

She was the widow of Bernard R. Gillott and they were married 39 years. She was born in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of David A. Scott Jr. and Violet Y. Scott. 

Joan was a member of the Church of St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Gloucester. She was president for eight years and a long-standing member of the Theresian Society. Joan volunteered at Riverside Walter Reed Hospital and the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic and served the Gloucester Daffodil Festival for 12 years. Joan was a Girl Scout leader, including an international troop that toured Europe in 1970. 

She is survived by her daughter, Deborah L. Kelly and husband William of Gloucester; son, Bernard R. Gillott III and wife Catherine of Hampton, Va.;  grandchildren, Bernard R. Gillott IV, and wife Sara, Christopher A. Gillott and wife Veryenia, Peter D. Gillott and wife Jessica, Rebecca L. Stemen and husband Michael, Joann E. Holaday and husband Jason; nine great-grandchildren, Natalie, Bernie V, Lucas, David, Evangelia, Ethan, Laurielynn, Daniel not yet born, and another great-grandchild, also not yet born;  her brother, David A. Scott III and wife Diane of New Jersey; sister-in-law, Rose Marie Worrell of Florida, and brother-in law, Charles B. Gillott and wife Sylvia of Pennsylvania.

A Funeral Mass conducted by the Rev. James Cowles will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at Church of St. Therese, Gloucester. The family received friends Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Hogg Funeral Home, Gloucester Point.

Graveside interment service will be 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in McAdoo, Pa.

In memory of Joan, gifts may be given to Church of St. Therese, 6262 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

We will miss her, but her love will comfort our hearts along with the memory of a life well-lived.