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James Edmund Gibbons

May 7, 1959 ~ February 8, 2021 (age 61)


James Edmund Gibbons, 61, of Poughkeepsie, NY unexpectedly passed away on February 18, 2021.  Born on May 7, 1959 in Wantagh, NY to the late Edmund and Eleanor Gibbons, Jim graduated in 1977 from Onteora Central School in Boiceville, NY and studied construction drafting at the Defense Mapping School, Ft. Belvoir, VA.  He was a former Applications and Design Engineer at Staff Lighting / Se'lux and also a former Construction Draftsman and Technical Engineering Supervisor at the US Army Reserve, 854th Engineer Battalion.  Jim was an avid model builder and reader and had many talents and interests spanning the arts, including graphics, design, music and writing, and classic cars and vintage radios.

He is survived by his siblings, Patricia Gibbons of Kingston, NY, John Gibbons of Ashland, MA, and Mary Balogh of Lincoln, MA as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends. 

A delayed Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021 at St Francis de Sales Church in Phoenicia, NY at 11:00am with Fr. Tom Kiely with interment to follow at the St Francis de Sales Cemetery in Allaben, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the International Pain Foundation ( in his memory. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the E. B. Gormley Funeral Home 87 Main St. Phoenicia.  You may share a special memory or condolence with the family on James' Tribute Wall at








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Mass of Christian Burial
July 26, 2021

11:00 AM
St. Francis de Sales Church
104 Main Street
Phoenicia, New York 12464

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