John A. Gillis


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Beverly - John A. Gillis, 92, died Monday, July 1, 2019, at Beverly Hospital. He was the loving husband of Louise (Chickie) with whom he shared over 68 years of marriage.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, on March 15, 1927, he was the son of John A. Sr. and Winifred Gillis. He was raised in Beverly and graduated from Beverly High School. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a young man and served his country. He was a life-long resident of Beverly and worked at the United Shoe Machinery Corp. for 22 years and later was a salesman for golf clothing and equipment.

In addition to his wife, he leaves five children, Nancy Furnari and her husband Paul, Paul Gillis, Jack Gillis and his wife Maureen, Bill Gillis and his wife Lisa, Tom Gillis and his wife Alicia; six grandchildren, Amy Emery and her husband Steve, Amanda Barror and her husband Billy, Carolyn Gillis, Tommy, Emily and J.T. Gillis; four great-grandchildren, Caitlin and Molly Emery, Anthony and Gianna Barror. He was the brother of his surviving siblings, Libby Chartier, William Gillis, Elaine Hiltunen, Ann Laferriere; and many nieces and nephews,

The family will honor John's wish that there be no formal service. Private burial. He will be greatly missed.
Published on July 11, 2019
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Richard Dineley
Jul 12, 2019
Written in the Stars was purchased for the family of John A. Gillis by Richard Dineley.  Send flowers
Shelley Anne Zarella
Jul 11, 2019
Amanda, Billy, and family,
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your Grampy John. Keep memories close and know he will always have a place in all your hearts. 🙏🏻❤️
Pauline Gillis
Jul 11, 2019
John was a kind loving man loved by all who knew him. He will be missed!
Paula Gates
Jul 11, 2019
Sending Prayers of healing for all