BEDFORD - Claudette J. Gillis, 48, of Bedford, died Dec. 26, 2013, surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness.
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Born in Bedford on Nov. 6, 1965, she was the daughter of Raymond A. and Therese (Bonenfant) Jacob. She graduated from West High School and earned her associate's degree from Southern N.H. University.
Most recently, she had been employed as a purchasing specialist with McClellan Automation Systems in Merrimack.
Claudette will be remembered as a generous soul with a true passion for life. She loved exercising, knitting scarves, socks, etc., for others, and absolutely adored her two dogs Maggie and Riley.
Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter and sister who will be greatly missed.
Family members include her husband of 24 years, Daniel Gillis of Bedford; one son, Derek Gillis of Bedford; a daughter, Maria Gillis of Bedford; her parents of Bedford; one brother, Philippe Jacob of Wichita, Kan. She was predeceased by her sister Jocelyn Vanni in 1999.
services: Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Meetinghouse Road, Bedford.
Donations may be made in her memory to the St. Elizabeth Seton Campaign Fund, 190 Meetinghouse Road, Bedford, 03110.
To send an online message of condolence, go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm Street Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Dec. 28, 2013