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Updated: 12/04/2013 08:00:04AM

Antoinette Gildersleeve

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Antoinette Gildersleeve, 84, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013.

She was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Boston, Mass., to Anastasia (nee Josef) and Elias Mitchell.

Antoinette moved from Hull, Mass., to Port Charlotte in 1980. She was for many years the Hostess and Manager of the Village Fish Market Restaurants in Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda, Fla., before retiring.

Antoinette is survived by her loving daughter, Adria Hartner; son, Michael Gildersleeve; five grandchildren, Ilea DiNunno-Ponzio, April DiNunno, and Michael, Mark and Melissa Gildersleeve; six great-grandchildren, Anastasia LiVigni-Ponzio, Vincensia DiNunno-Ponzio, Michael J. and Julian Gildersleeve, and Elias and Arianna Kell; two sisters, Olympia “Bicky” Salter and Olga “Patricia” Cox; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Antoinette was preceded in death by five brothers, Nicholas, Robert, George, Theodore and Joseph Mitchell; and sisters, Alexandria Mitchell and Clathye Lorentzen.

The family will begin receiving friends at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Memorial Service celebrating Antoinette’s life at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Services followed by burial will be held in Massachusetts at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Antoinette’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4075 S. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Friends may visit to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Port Charlotte Chapel.

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