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Dorothy A. Gleason

February 2, 1927 ~ October 23, 2017 (age 90)

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Mass of Christian Burial
October 26, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Theresa Church
5301 Main Street
Trumbull, CT

Interment following funeral service
October 26, 2017

Oak Lawn Cemetery
1530 Bronson Rd.
Fairfield, CT

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Dorothy A. Gleason, age 90 of Bridgeport beloved wife of the late Robert J. Gleason, passed away October 23, 2017 in her home. Dorothy was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Frank and Agnes Power Kilinski and was a lifelong area resident. Survivors include her devoted children:  Noreen Kessler and husband Charlie, Laura Wetmore and husband Tom, Robert Gleason, Jr., and wife Karen, and John Gleason and wife Margaret;  fourteen loving grandchildren; Christopher Kessler, Kate Kessler Santos, Sara Kessler, Molly MacKenzie, Chas Kessler, Griffin Wetmore, Tucker Wetmore, Molly Wetmore, Colleen Smith, Meredith Wilson, Juliet Gleason; Meghan Riccio, Lauren Larsson and J.J. Gleason.  Seven cherished great grandchildren; Jack, Peyton, Tucker, Georgia, Oliver, Daniel, and Eric and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased  by her sister Jane Hylinski. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00a.m., meeting directly in St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main Street Trumbull, with a Mass of Christian Burial. Interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield. Abiding with her wishes there will be no prior calling hours. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 To send online condolences please visit  

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Shriners Hospitals for Children
51 Blossom Street, Boston MA 02114

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