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Libano, Patricia Ann (Gaidys)

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September 11, 1941 - December 19, 2015

Libano, Patricia Ann (Gaidys)

Patricia Ann Gaidys Libano, 74, passed away peacefully of natural causes on December 19, 2015, at her home in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Patricia was born in Randolph, Vermont to William and Rachel Gaidys on September 11, 1941. She graduated with “Honors” from Randolph Union High School in 1959 and then attended the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy.

After getting married in New York City in 1970 and having her first child, Patricia and her husband spent time living abroad in the Bahamas, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. They eventually settled in Dallas, Texas in 1979 where she helped raise her two sons and worked as a retail pharmacist for the rest of her life. Patricia was fluent in Spanish, liked reading, continued to travel the globe, had fun tracking the stock market, and enjoyed annual summer vacations with her family on Lake Champlain in Vermont. In recent years, she spent time acting as a caregiver for her husband with Alzheimer’s, babysitting her new grandson, and volunteering with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas.

Her parents, William and Rachel Gaidys, preceded her in death. Patricia is survived by her husband of forty-five years Alfonso (79), her son Jose (41) and his wife Yvonne of Cumberland, Rhode Island, her son Roberto (38) and his wife Yoshiko of Frisco, Texas, her grandson Santiago (2) of Frisco, Texas, her brother Michael Gaidys and his wife Linda of Randolph, Vermont, her sister Jean Adams of Port Charlotte, Florida, her brother Dr. William Gaidys and his wife Loretta of Barre, VT, her step-daughter Maria Paz Sepulveda and her husband Angel of Miami, Florida, her brother-in-law Manuel Libano and his wife MaryAnn of Staten Island, NY, and numerous extended family members.

Vigil will be held on December 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

Funeral Mass will follow at 1:00 pm at Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, 2800 Valwood Parkway,  Farmers Branch, Texas 75234.

In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes can be made to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas (

OR Alzheimer’s Association (

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Gretchen and John O'Donnell

January 02, 2016 10:14AM

Jose and Roberto,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you both.

Gretchen and John O'Donnell

Sue Bonaiuto

December 30, 2015 3:33PM

Jose, Yvonne and families

So sorry to hear about your mom. Our condolences; I'll be thinking about you this week. Hugs, Sue

Susan Owen

December 30, 2015 9:36AM

Soo sorry about your mom Jose. Its never easy losing a parent. It leaves a feeling of emptiness that never quite goes away. Just remember all the good times and all the memories and know that she is still with you maybe not in body but in soul.

Barbara and Carroll Dunham

December 29, 2015 11:35AM

I am so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your dear mother. From what I just read, she sounds very special and that explains what a wonderful son she raised in you. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Christine M. Gaidys

December 28, 2015 9:33AM

Jose and Roberto,
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. My daughter Amani and I had the pleasure of seeing her in August in Vermont and she was the Patty I will always remember. I know she loved you both very much! God Bless you both!

Joe and Brianna Gaidys

December 27, 2015 9:29PM

Thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. We are thinking of you all and are reminiscing about her visits to Vermont at the farm and Lake Champlain.

Maureen Gaidys

December 27, 2015 6:42PM

Jose and Roberto - I'm so sorry for this unexpected loss. I wish I could be there to give you both a big hug. I sent hugs with my folks, so please be sure to collect. I'm hoping that there will be a celebration of your Mom's exciting life this summer in VT. It was so great to see her this summer at my parents' anniversary party - she was our "surprise guest! I'm keeping you and you families in my thoughts and prayers.

Mickey & Gordon Hughes

December 27, 2015 11:20AM

Jose, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that your memories and the stories being shared bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Rachel Gaidys and family

December 27, 2015 11:17AM

I hope I always remember the way your mother called you from the kitchen at camp. "Jose! Roberto!" I can hear her voice and it brings back happy memories of summer. It seemed there was no defying her. She was a force and the world is better for her touch on it. Much love to you two, Yvonne, Yoshiko, and Santi and to all who feel her loss so keenly.

Mickey & Gordon

December 27, 2015 11:14AM

Jose, thinking of you and your family as you say go through the next few days. You are all in our prayers.

Kerry Dunne and Adam Steiner

December 26, 2015 9:21PM


We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our condolences to you, Yvonne, and your entire family.

Kerry and Adam

Michael Quinlan

December 26, 2015 4:19PM


So sorry to learn the news of your mother's death. Please take time every day to reflect on the joyful memories you have of her. I'm sure she was a wonderful woman.

Peace my friend,

Michael Quinlan

Bill and Loretta Gaidys

December 25, 2015 2:05PM

We're so sorry for this loss to your families and ours. We had so much fun with her visits. She was calm and steady which made her easy to love.

Bonnie Klane

December 24, 2015 3:00PM

Jose, I was so saddened to learn of the untimely loss of your mother. Please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this very sad time. I read this little piece written by Helen Keller and thought I'd share it with you.
"What we have once enjoyed we can never lose and all that we've loved deeply becomes a part of us." Wishing you and your family sunny days ahead. Bonnie

Rory Marty

December 24, 2015 7:37AM

In your time of sorrow I hope you can find comfort in your memories of your mom and knowing that you have many people who care about you and share your loss. Rory

Kathy Simonds St. Peter

December 24, 2015 5:57AM

I am so sorry to hear of cousin Patty's passing. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends at this difficult time.

Kathy Turner

December 23, 2015 7:15PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kathy

Kathy Turner

December 23, 2015 7:12PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Kathy

Debbie Feldman

December 23, 2015 11:16AM

Jose, I am sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your mother. As you know, I lost my mother about this time last year. My family and I miss her terribly, with this first Christmas being difficult. Please know that in time you will heal and you will be able to relish the fond memories of your mom. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Debbie

Christina Weston

December 23, 2015 10:58AM

Dr. Libano,

I am sorry for your loss and hope her memory may be a blessing for you in this time of sadness.