Joseph Alfred Gilleaudeau, Jr., 89, husband of the late Louise Shanahan Gilleaudeau, passed away January 4th in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Born October 26, 1917 in Brooklyn, NY, Mr. Gilleaudeau was the son of the late Joseph A. Gilleaudeau and Genevieve Ebbets Gilleaudeau, daughter of Charles H. Ebbets, owner and manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. A resident of Rye, NY from 1932 and 1953 and 1962 to 1986, Mr. Gilleaudeau lived in Bucks County, Pennsylvania until his death. Mr. Gilleaudeau was a graduate of the St. George's School of Newport, Rhode Island in 1936 and of Princeton University, Princeton, NJ in 1940. A World War 11 US Army Veteran, Mr. Gilleaudeau was employed by W.R. Grace both prior and subsequent to his military service. From 1953 to 1972, Mr. Gilleaudeau worked for Publication Corporation where he served as Corporate Secretary and oversaw Labor Relations. Joseph Gilleaudeau was a member of the Newtown American Legion's Post, the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Bucks County and the Irish Wolfhound Club of Delaware Valley. He was past president of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America and New England. Additionally, Mr. Gilleaudeau was a parish member and past Eucharistic Minister of St. Martin of Tours Church, New Hope, PA. Mr. Gilleaudeau is survived by his children: two daughters Gale Stafford of New Canaan, CT and Aimee Lundy of Cincinnati, Ohio; a son Joseph Randolph Gilleaudeau of Middletown, CT. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Duncan Stafford, Geoffrey Stafford, Meredith Stafford, Michaela Lundy, Meghan Lundy, Ryan Gilleaudeau and Taylor Gilleaudeau. Friends and relatives are invited to visitation at the William H. Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580 on Monday evening, January 8th from 7 to 9 pm. A private family service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 9th at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Hawthorne, NY. A Memorial Mass is planned for a later date in New Hope, PA.
Published in the The Journal News on Jan. 7, 2007