Monica M. Gimo

July 16, 1935 - July 25, 2018

Monica M. Gimo, 83, Altoona, died Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabil­itation and Healthcare Cen­ter after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony and Kathryn (Monica) Gimo.

Surviving are cousins: John Denis of Altoona, John “Jake” Denis and son, Gage, Gregory Denis and Brian (Amanda) Denis and children, Crosby and Bennett, all of Altoona; other family members: Rick Catina and family of Whitefish, Mont., Augie (Tomeo) Walker of Carlisle, Guy Monica of Ashville, Gail (Ryan) Kashalk of Lawrenceville and Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ryan of San Antonio, Texas; and a family friend, Mary (Bravin) Shumaker and daughters, Jessica and Maggie and their families.

She was preceded in death by a cousin, Joyanna (Monti) Denis.

Monica was a 1952 graduate of Mount Aloysius Academy, and in 1956, she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Louis University. In 1958, she re­ceived a master’s degree in psychology from Fordham University. She also attended Penn State for special classes. She retired on Aug. 1, 1993, as a psychologist and supervisor for special programs from the Altoona Area School District after 35 years of service.

She was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. She was also a member of Garvey Manor Confraternity of Scapular, a past member of the board for Easter Seals, the Fire Commission and Bishop Guilfoyle Board, and she was on the Board of Directors of Day Care Services for Blair County.

Monica enjoyed painting, gardening and volunteering for Contact Altoona and Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.

There will be no public visitation. Friends and family are invited to attend a funeral Mass that will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Monsignor Robert C. Mazur celebrant. Commit­tal rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to CONTACT Altoona, 2729 8th Ave., Altoona, PA 16602, or to Catholic Charities, 1300 12th Ave., Altoona, PA 16601.