Birgitta Anne Stridsberg Gaskell

1950 - 2024

Birgitta Anne Stridserg Gaskell born 4-10-1950 in Randolph Vermont passed away 4-7-2024 at 7:30PM at Joan and Howard Hospice home in Dobson, NC. Birgitta, also known at Geta would have been 74 years old on 4-10-2024. Geta spent her life working as a business office manager at Dupont nursing home in Morrisville, Vermont and moved to Virginia in 2007, with her husband of 52 years, John Walter Gaskell who predeceased her on December 14th 2018. Anyone who knew Geta knew of her love for family, animals, flowers, and coffee. She was one of ten children born to Lawrence Michael Stridsberg of Montpelier Vermont and Velma Mary Sawyer Stridsberg of Randoph, Vermont. She is predeceased by her parents, her sister Alice Stridsberg Monroe. She has four sisters; Amanda Stridsberg Bombardier, Alice Stridsberg Monroe(d), Kathy Stridsberg Boisvert, and Teresa Stridsberg Fluery. She has five brothers; Mike Stridsberg, Lonnie Stridsberg, Leslie Stridsberg, Timothy Stridsberg, and Joseph Stridsberg. Geta’s brother and sister in laws; Robert Bombardier, Raymond Monroe, Carolee Stridsberg, Pat Stridsberg, Ginette Stridsberg, Norma Stridsberg, and Diane Stridsberg. She has two living children, Ricky James Gaskell and Angela Ellen Gaskell Tallman both of Stuart Virginia. She has 7 grandchildren; April Gaskell (d), Jenna Gaskell (d), Isaiah Gaskell of Wolcott, Vermont, Ashley Duncan and Amber Duncan of Stuart, Virginia, Makayla Carpenter of Hyde Park, Vermont, Chelsea Choate of Bassett, Virginia, and Zachary Tallman of Radford Virginia. She was blessed with 6 great grandchildren. Geta’s husband John’s sister Paula Powers and her husband Reginald were also a huge support and often visited John and Geta. Geta and her husband John did not want funeral services. It was their wish to be cremated and buried in Wolcott, Vermont where their first born son Jonny Gaskell is buried. The family plans to bring them home in August of 2024 to be reunited with their son. Any donations, flowers, and cards can be sent to Geta’s address in c/o Angela Tallman. 3035 Elamsville road, Stuart Virginia 24171. A link to her obituary can be found at


4 tributes for Birgitta Anne Stridsberg Gaskell

  1. Pat Stridsberg

    Geta was an amazing person, sister-in-law and friend. She was the most talented person I ever met. She could sew you anything you wanted, draw, write poetry, etc anything she set her mind to she accomplished. She loved her children, and husband unconditionally. She loved and cared for her pets and all animals. She would dress up her little Chihuahuas in cute outfits. I most admired her feisty attitude and her values. She will be deeply missed.

  2. Ginette and Tim Stridsberg

    We are going to
    Miss those special times especially over a cup of coffee
    Love ya like a sister
    Save us a cup for when we meet again

  3. Denise Percy

    I have many wonderful memories of Aunt Geta. She loved with her whole heart and had a way of making everyone feel welcome in her home. She always had a beautiful smile on her face and had a contagious laugh.
    She will truly be missed!

  4. Ray Monroe

    Birgitta wrote a poem about her sister, Alice, and the final two lines are fitting tribute for her as well,

    “Her memory you see, will always be
    in our hearts forever after!”

    Love you sis!!!


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