Michael F. Gillespie, also known as R2D2, of Marshfield, April 24, 2012 at the age of 67. Beloved husband of Eleanor "Ellie" (McLaughlin) Gillespie for 43 years. Loving father of Lori Ficks and her husband Douglas of Carver and Robert Gillespie and his wife Renee of Raynham. Loving and devoted grandfather of Alison Gillespie. Dear brother of Frederick Gillespie of Roslindale, Deborah Bryson of Needham and Doreen Edmunds and her husband Bob of Framingham. Son of Bernard Gillespie and the late Nellie (Mugford) Gillespie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Michael was born in Chelsea and raised in Jamaica Plain. He was Mr. Chelsea 1945. Michael graduated from Mission High School. He lived in West Roxbury and moved to Marshfield in 1980. Michael served as a U.S. Marine during the Vietnam Era. He was a very proud Marine and loved his country. Michael was a Massachusetts State Trooper for 18 years before retiring. He is remembered for being a great family guy. Michael was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved his family very much. Visiting hours will be held at the MacDonald Funeral Home 1755 Ocean St. Rte 139 Marshfield on Friday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service and Military Honors at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions in Michael's memory may be made to the Salvation Army 8 Carver St. Plymouth, MA 02360. For online guestbook and directions please visit us at our website, macdonaldfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Marshfield Mariner from Apr. 26 to May 3, 2012