Mae Gill

Mrs. Mae L. (Giarrizzo) Gill, age 89, of Lynn, died Monday at Spaulding Hospital in Cambridge after complications from a fall. She was the wife of the late John J. Joe Gill. Born and raised in Somerville, she was the daughter of the late Camillo and Agusta (Belissama) Giarrizzo. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Somerville High School, and also graduated from secretarial school. She had lived in Lynn since 1948. Mae worked as an account representative in the sales department of Verizon Yellow Pages for many years until her retirement in 1986. She was the third best salesperson during her time at Verizon. Mae was very active in her childrens activities, as a den mother and Girl Scout leader; and also used her talents to make gifts for charity. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, and was an attendee at Cooperative Elder Services in Concord. She was part of a wonderfully close family, and she spent many delightful hours with her beloved sisters. She is survived by her two children; Lori Gill-Pazaris and her husband Jim of Concord, MA and Jack Gill and his wife Gerrie Kennedy of Worthington, MA; one grandson; Mathew Pazaris and his partner Melissa Smith of Dedham; three step-grandchildren; John and Elyse Kennedy of Jackson, WY, and Charles Kennedy, currently in Tanzania with the Peace Corps; three sisters; Ann Stanley of Saugus, Gloria Lanna and her husband Larry of Milford, CT and Camille Elwertowski and her husband Mike of Cranford, NJ; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Marian, Joe and his wife Peg and Vito and his wife Pam Giarrizzo. Her funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:30AM in the SOLIMINE FUNERAL HOME, 426 Broadway (Rt 129), Lynn. Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Friday from 3-5 & 7-9PM. Those who prefer may make donations to Italian Home for Children, 1125 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 or , 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. Directions and guestbook at

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Solimine Funeral Homes
426 Broadway Lynn, MA 01904
(781) 595-1492

Published in The Concord Journal from Mar. 19 to Mar. 26, 2014