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“On behalf of my Dad, Horst Enders and I, please accept our condolences on Lil's passing. She brightened our lunch visits at M & J's Cafe, always had...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie and Rick Magee - NY

“Saddened to hear about Lill~she was always so kind & friendly to all she met. Never let anything slow her down, including her oxygen tank ! Such a...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret - Middleburgh, NY

“Gannon Family,Anyone that had the honor of knowing Lillian could consider themselves blessed. She always had a kind word to say, and she always wore...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Rachael Hamm - Middleburgh, NY

“Gannon Family, May our condolences be a small help in your time of grief and sorrow. Lill was a wonderful friend and human being. She would...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Jay Lawyer - Middleburgh, NY

“To Dad, my sisters, nieces, nephews, and of course friends and co-workers: Thank you so much for your love, kindness, support and caring ways in this...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: kathleen marshall - middleburgh, NY

“Maureen, So sorry for your loss. Dorine informed me aboutit this morning. I know you were a close group and from what I read it seems like your mom...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Paula Martinez - Albany, NY

“Dick, Amy, Kathy @ family. MY sincere condolences at your loss. Lil was one of the kindest, wisest, warmest women i have met in my life. I have many...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: joel rowlison - latham, NY

“Richard and Family, So sorry for your loss. I know she will be greatly missed. Larry and Betty Wayman ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Larry and Betty Wayman - NY

“Sorry for your loss,Amy. Will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Kim Winans - PRESTON HOLLOW, NY

“Betsy & Sarah, Wishing you peace, love and happy memories. Love, John & Marci ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: John & Marci Robarge - Corinth, NY

“Tucker, Thinking of you and your family. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Margo - Schoharie, NY - co-worker


Middleburgh-Lillian V. Gannon, 83, passed away Monday, February 25, 2013 after a long illness. She died peacefully in the arms of her husband at their home.

Lillian was born in Jersey City, NJ on April 20, 1929. She was the daughter of William P. and Mary Dineen Sullivan. She lived her young life in New York City, graduating from Washington Irving High School. She and Richard were married on May 1, 1954 at St. Paul's Church in Manhattan. From NYC she moved upstate to Middleburgh. Over the years Lillian lived throughout the upstate area including Catskill, Troy, East Greenbush, West Sand Lake, and then finally back to Middleburgh.

Family was foremost in Lillian's life. She had a full time job raising seven children. She was a true domestic engineer. Lill enjoyed gardening, baking, and cooking. She was a recycling pioneer way before it was recognized as the right thing to do. She was an avid reader. Among her favorite things was to share a cup of coffee or tea with a friend. Lill especially loved giving her time to those who needed a helping hand.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Marie Sullivan and her son William P. Gannon Sr. (Karen) of Central Bridge.

Lillian is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Richard J. Gannon a retired NYSP; her children: Judith Richards (Mark) of Middleburgh; Maureen Shoemaker (Timothy) of Manning, SC; Elizabeth Hough (Jack) of Corinth; Kathleen Marshall (Greg) of Middleburgh; Margaret Aragosa (Michael) of Glenville; and Amy Reinhart (John) of Middleburgh. She is also survived by 16 precious grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Lill was a member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Post 248 and was their Chaplin for several years. Lillian was a communicant of Our Lady of the Valley Church and a Eucharist Minister as well as a volunteer within the church community.

Calling hours will be held Friday evening March 1st at the Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh from 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on March 2nd at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Middleburgh, NY. Spring interment will be in Middleburgh Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers those who wish to remember Lillian in a special way may make contributions to: Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 795 East Main St., Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043.