Mary Lee Gibson

  • Born: February 8, 1950
  • Died: October 16, 2019
  • Location: Aston, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Patterson Family Funeral Homes

43 E. Baltimore Ave
Media, PA 19063
Tel. (610) 566-3400

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Dorothy Lee Gibson, aged 69 of Aston, passed away suddenly on Wednesday October 18, 2019. She was born to the late Doran Lee and Mary Dorothy Lee nee Bateman on February 8, 1950.

Mary was proud to be a Daughter of the American Revolution, was active in Delaware County politics for many years, and was an avid collector of teacups. Above all, she prided herself in being the Family Fixer—from moving her immediate family out of public housing in Philadelphia, to remembering everyone's birthdays, to giving rides and places to stay, to organizing holidays and other family gatherings. In the last years of her life, she and her siblings cared for their mother until her passing in 2013. She was known for never turning down a request for assistance of any kind.

She is survived by her children, David Adrian Gibson of Media, Pennsylvania and Seth Lee Gibson of San Diego, California. She is also survived by her three grandchildren: CJ, Reika and AJ; as well as her four siblings Jackie, Veronica, John and Agnes.

She has requested a memorial to celebrate her life for her family and friends. The memorial will be on Saturday, October 26th at 1PM at her former residence 31 Drayton Rd, Aston, Pennsylvania.


Condolence & Memory Journal

You will be missed terribly. So glad we had our night in Longwood recently. Thanks for inviting us. Love you and will miss you. You were one of a kind.♥

Posted by Nicole Dougherty - West Chester, PA - Family   October 25, 2019

I'm so sorry for the loss of dear Mary! She was such a kind and gentle person! I will definitely miss her. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the service. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you! Lots of love your cousins Liz and Bob Hartley.

Posted by Liz Dunn Bob Hartley - Dover, DE - Family   October 25, 2019

Mary was the most giving, caring and loving human being I have ever known in this world. She was a brave woman, she was a proud woman, she was my sister.

Posted by John Lee - Aston, PA - Brother   October 24, 2019


My Condolences To Jackie, Ronnie, Johnny and Aggie, You are All in my Thoughts and Prayers

Posted by Betty Ann Amendt-Perez - Yardely (Morrisville), PA - Family Friend   October 23, 2019


Praying you are Resting Easy my beautiful best friend of more than sixty years....Heaven has received just one more Angel to wrap her arms around us....I will love and miss you more than words can ever say my friend....

Posted by Kathy Amendt Newma - Philadelphia, PA - friend   October 22, 2019

Hi Mom, thank you for being such a great Mother-in-law. Going through your stuff with Adrian for the last couple of days, I was really inspired by you. You worked several jobs and keep straight A s at school. By the age of 19, you were able to move Mimom and 4 of your younger siblings out of a crime infested area to a house in a nice neighborhood. Three reply mails from the White House revealed your secret identity - Pen pal with the Obama couple. Mountains of cards from family and friends over the years is just another indicator of how much you are loved by everyone. We are going to tell AJ all about his Grandma once he is old enough to understand what a neat, loving, strong and independent lady you are. Rest In Peace.

Posted by Deborah Zheng - Media, PA - Family   October 22, 2019


Mary was such a sweet, loving, kind and caring individual. She truly was one of a kind. My heart and loving go out to her children, Adrian and Seth, and her siblings John, Ronnie, Aggie and Jackie. I am saddened at her loss.

Posted by Terri Bateman - Philadelphia, PA - Family   October 21, 2019

Mary brought joy to her immediate and extended family

Posted by Bobby Hartley - Dover, DE - Family   October 20, 2019


Adrian & Seth especially and my whole family wide, wide circle, we all know Mary was one of a kind and Queen of kindness. I could never count all the special things she did for me during my life. Courageous, generous, kind, intelligent and multi-faceted gem that she was will be in my heart forever.

Posted by Ronnie Gledhill - Upper Chichester, PA - Sister   October 20, 2019

To the Gibson family - i know only your son David, but that's more than enough to know that you're a tremendous family, and Mary Lee must have been a tremendous mother to have raised such a son. My condolencest to all of you. Sincerely,

John D. Van Fleet, Shanghai

Posted by John Van Flee - Shanghai - Friend   October 19, 2019

Devastating news Gibbo, heartfelt condolences from your extended China family to you and yours who held her closest.

Posted by Ryan Hull - Crystal Beach, FL - Friend   October 19, 2019

We are very close friends of Dave and Deb and we have been always looking forward to meeting Dave's family in the USA. We are saddened that it's no longer possible to meet Mary.

Posted by Dallas Cao - Kunshan, CA - Friend   October 19, 2019

Adrian and Seth, John, Jackie, Ronnie and Aggie: so very sorry to hear of Mary's sudden passing. To me, she will always be my darling Pinky. Thinking of you all.

Posted by Mary Donahue - Montclair, NJ - Family   October 19, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

Mary and her beloved mother Molly in 1970.
Maid of Honor at wedding of her sister, Ronnie, in 1970.
Mary and a Summer that smile.
Aunt Betsy Malloy with Mary, known as "Pinky" at that age.
Mary at her birthday dinner this year given by her devoted brother John. Feb. 8, 2019.
This is Baby Mary with her beloved mother, Mary Dorothy Lee.

Community Photos

Mary at Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza (2019). She and her mother had amazing green thumbs.