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December 6, 2010 - 4:40pm

Patricia T. Gillam

posted by T.J. Woodward.


Patricia T. Gillam of Batavia died Monday December 6, 2010 at her home. She was born  November 4, 1937 in  Batavia, New York to the late Joseph  and Antoinette (Brzeczkowski)Oxencis.  Patricia was retired from Batavia Downs where she worked for 27 years. Prior to that she also worked for New York Telephone. She was a member of Resurrection Parish (St. Mary’s), a former CCD teacher and a past member of the Polish Falcons. She loved to garden, shop for antiques and was an avid painter. She was preceded in death by her daughter Ann Marie Gillam Twichell in 1978. 
She is survived by her husband William H. Gillam Jr., of Batavia;  sons William J. (Doris) Gillam of Michigan, James (Annette) Gillam of Batavia and Keith A. Gillam of East Bethany. Brothers Joseph (Mary) Oxencis of Illinois, Raymond (Polly) Oxencis of Batavia, sisters Alice (David) McCullough, Eleanor (Bill) Bishop and Joan (Brian) McCabe all of Batavia survive along with 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 
Friends may call on Wednesday December 8, 2010 from 4 to 7 PM at the Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company Inc. 329-333 W Main St. Batavia, NY. Prayers will be recited at 9:00 AM on Thursday at the Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart), corner of Swan and Sumner Streets, Batavia, NY. 
Burial will take place in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Batavia.  Memorials may be made to the family to be distributed to various charities.  For more information or to sign the online guest registry please go to www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or call 343-8260.
Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc., 329-333 West Main Street, Batavia New York 14020.

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