Lois O. (Olsen) Gillespie, 94, formerly of Attleboro Falls, Mass., and Largo, Fla., went to Heaven Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at the Eagle Pond Nursing Home in South Dennis. She was the wife of the late Robert James Gillespie Sr. who passed in 1994. Born in Woburn, Mass., April 20, 1919, she was a daughter of the late Harold M. and Petra Mathilde Olsen. Mrs. Gillespie was a dedicated and devoted homemaker to her family.
The Guest Book is expired.
A longtime member of Central Congregational Church in the Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, Mrs. Gillespie was a member and past president of the Women's Union and former Deacon at Central Congregational Church. While residing in Florida, she was a member of the Church of the Isles in Indian Rocks Beach. She was a member and past president of the Kalmia Club in North Attleboro; was a member of the Pinellas Seminole Women's Club and was a member of the Sons of Norway in Seminole. Mrs. Gillespie was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star – Angle Stone Chapter, North Attleboro and was a life member of the Clan McPherson of the United States and Scotland.
She leaves two daughters, Joan H. Lindstrom and her husband, Donald C. Lindstrom, of Attleboro and Carolyn G. Ehley and her husband, Earl G. Ehley, of Inverness; four granddaughters, Patricia H. Diaz of South Attleboro, Karen M. Glazier of Florida, Nancy J. Holden of Attleboro Falls and Tammy L. Thacher of Harwich; three great-grandsons, Andrew K. Holden and Timothy C. Holden both of Attleboro Falls and Cameron C. Thacher of Harwich; and several extended family members and dear friends. She was the mother of the late Lt. Robert J. Gillespie Jr. who entered into eternal rest in 1968 and was the sister of Ralph H. Olsen.
Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Memorial Gifts Fund of Central Congregational Church, PO Box 1319, Attleboro Falls, MA 02703.
A funeral service will immediately follow visitation at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the "Memorial Chapel" of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue (exit 5 off I-95 N or S, go right at end of ramp, ¾ mile on left), Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro with the Rev. Carole L. Baker, Pastor of Central Congregational Church, Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery and Arboretum, North Attleboro.
An invitation will be extended to join the family for a time of continued fellowship following graveside services at a location to be announced.
Children's room available during visitation and the funeral service.
For additional information or to send the family an expression of sympathy, please visit an online guest book at www.dyer-lakefuneralhome.com.
Arrangements under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro, 508-695-0200.
Dyer-Lake Funeral Home and Cremation Services
161 Commonwealth Avenue
N. Attleboro, MA 02763
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Apr. 11, 2014