Gill, Eleanor V.
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Eleanor Virginia (O'Neill) Gill, age 93, wife of the late William L. Gill, Sr., of Stratford, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
Born in New York City to the late Frank and Kathleen (Kielly) O'Neill, Eleanor graduated from Mount St. Vincent College in Riverdale, NY.
Eleanor was a loving mother to her eleven children, William L. Gill, Jr. and his wife, Laurene of Madison, Kathleen Neumann of Oxford, Julanne Gill of Stratford, Richard Gill and his wife, Karen, of Naugatuck, Frank Gill and his wife, Karen of Stratford, James Gill and his wife, Sandy of Shelton, Charles Gill and his wife Kate of Stratford, Mary Helen Halligan of Seymour and Joseph Gill of Stratford and her late sons, Michael and Edward Gill. She was also a very loving grandmother to her 22 grandchildren, William Gill, III of Killingworth, Kevin Gill of Rhode Island, Ryan and Grace Gill of Madison, Stephen Neumann, Jr. of Florida, Christine, Gregory and Sean Palyo of Stratord, Alyce and Richie Gill of Naugatuck, Travis Gill of Stratford, Sarah Smith of Trumbull, Patrick and Laura Gill of Shelton, Jenna Halligan of Prospect, Kathleen Halligan of Seymour, Dorothy Charles, Mary and Anna Gill of Stratford and Joseph and James Gill of Stratford. Eleanor was also survived by her 5 great-grandchildren, Gregory Palyo, Noah Pancher, Vaida Staffy, Paige Neumann and Sawyer Smith.
In addition to her parents, husband and sons, she was predeceased by her brothers, Frank O'Neill and his wife, June; Charles O'Neill and his wife, Kay; and her sisters, Jane Gill and her husband, Robert and Dorothy Kokoszka and her husband, Matthew.
Eleanor most recently resided at Bishop Wicke Nursing Home where she was cared for by their wonderful, caring staff.
Friends are invited to attend the funeral on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 9:00 am DIRECTLY at St. James Church with a Mass of Christian Burial officiated by Rev. Bruce Roby. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday (TODAY) from 4 to 7 pm at the Pistey Funeral Home, 2155 Main Street, Stratford.
Please visit www.pisteyfuneralhome.com to leave condolences online.
Pistey Funeral Home Inc
2155 Main St
Stratford, CT 06615
Published in Connecticut Post on Aug. 8, 2014