Martin Vincent Gillen Jr.
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AGE: 81 • Brick Township
Martin Vincent Gillen Jr., 81, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November, 10, 2012. Born to Martin Vincent Gillen Sr and Clara Gillen (nee Lyons) in Jersey City, Mr. Gillen lived most of his life in Jersey City before moving to Brick Township in 1979. Mr. Gillen is a veteran of the Korean War, proudly serving in the United States Navy from 1948-1952 on the USS Rochester as a First Class Boatswain's Mate. Mr. Gillen retired as a Vice President of Teamsters Local 641 in 1996, after serving in numerous positions such as Shop Steward at Acme Markets in Kearney; Business Agent for Teamsters Local 660 in Jersey City; Teamsters Joint Council; and the Teamsters International Joint Pension and Welfare Fund.
Mr. Gillen is survived by his wife of 63 years, Claire Weeks Gillen, of Brick; his daughter, Margaret Shaw, also of Brick; his son and his wife Marty and Lauren Gillen of Doylestown, PA; his son Thomas Gillen of Kansas City, KS; his son Richard Gillen of Costa Mesa, CA; his son and his wife Terence and Ruth Gillen of Paola, KS; and his nephew/son and his wife Robert and Eileen Nunamacher of Hazlet, NJ. Mr. Gillen is also survived by his sister, Claire Mack, and his brothers Walter, Charles, and Francis Gillen. He was predeceased by his brother Thomas.
Mr. Gillen was the proud Grandfather of Robert Shaw, Richard and Paddy Gillen, Shannon and Ryann Gillen, Kate Gillen, Elizabeth Gillen Halgren & T.J. Gillen. He was also very proud to be the great-grandfather of Robert and Ryan Shaw and Benjamin Halgren.
Family and friends are invited to attend a viewing on Wednesday, November 14, from 2-8 p.m. at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Road in Brick. Martin Gillen touched many lives. There will be an opportunity to share memories and thoughts of Mr. Gillen beginning at 7 p.m. Cremation will be private.
Weatherhead Young Funeral Home - Brick
885 Mantoloking Road
Brick, NJ 08723
Published in Asbury Park Press from Nov. 12 to Nov. 13, 2012