Giselle Gonsoulin


Giselle Marie Gonsoulin of Rochester, New York, died in peace on August 27, 2015, surrounded by family and friends at home after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer.  Born in Bermuda on July 28, 1968, to Judith and Dennis Gonsoulin, Giselle graduated from Lafayette High School in Lafayette, Louisiana, in 1987.  She attended the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a college of Rochester Institute of Technology, and graduated with an associate’s degree in accounting technology in 1997. She later completed a dental assistant certification program at Monroe Community College and was a valued dental assistant at Elmwood Dental Group for 16 years, where she worked with deaf and hard-of-hearing patients in the Rochester community.

Giselle was a “foodie;” she loved Cajun, Asian, Greek, and Mexican food.  She also enjoyed camping, kayaking, and hiking with her many devoted friends and colleagues. In addition, Giselle took much pride in her home and yard. A highlight of her life was her two nieces and her nephew, who brought great joy to her, especially at the end. Her favorite place on Earth was Elbow Beach, Bermuda, where her “fairy dust” will be spread.

She is survived by her life partner Jennifer Anderson Briggs, Labrador retriever Luna, mother Judith Gonsoulin and grandmother Doreen Repose (Bermuda), and sister and brother in law, Iris and Troy Munson, and nieces Sophie Marie Munson and Lily Victoria Munson and nephew Wyatt James Munson (Rochester, NY). She is predeceased by her father Dennis Gonsoulin, uncle Keith Repose, grandfather Ernest Repose, andgreat grandparents Valentina and Manuel Cabral.

A Memorial Service celebrating Giselle’s life will held at her home, 40 Olde Tavern Circle, Greece, 14612, from 3-8 pm, Sunday, August 30th.  The service will be at 5pm.

In lieu of flowers, Giselle requested donations to GRASP-Greece Residents Assisting Stray Pets, GRASP, PO Box 26741, Rochester NY 14626.

Rochester Cremation, 4044 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14623, 359-2300,

4 Condolences

  1. Sue Mazzara on August 29, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Dear Woo,
    You are no longer in pain. You are whole again in Heaven shining down on us. Until we meet again….

  2. Linda Bryant (LB) on August 29, 2015 at 10:51 am

    Giselle, May you rest in peace among the angels showering our beloved pets with the love you bestowed on Earth.

    Jennifer, May the warm rays of memories fill your heart and sustain you through this difficult time.

  3. Lisa Willett on August 29, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    To Gousoulin family, I am so sorry for your loss. I know she is no longer suffering. She will be never forgotten. RIP Giselle.

  4. Veronica on September 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Dearest Judy, I remember so many stories of Giselle and how proud you were of her positive spirit through so many battles. My heart goes out to you xxx

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