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Peter John Gill III
Peter John Gill III "Pete", 74, of North Eastham, MA died peacefully in his home on February 20, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with metastatic prostate cancer and complications from a stroke.
Born in Bridgeport, CT on December 7, 1943 to Peter John Gill, Jr. and Margaret (Kerrigan) Gill, he was raised on the family farm in Fairfield, CT and joined the Navy after high school. He served honorably on two destroyers as an Electrician's Mate and was part of the blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He returned to Fairfield, CT where he worked as a Central Office Technician for Southern New England Telephone. He retired from SNET in 1991 and moved to North Eastham, MA where he worked numerous jobs, was active with the Knights of Columbus Council #3384, the Chatham VFW Post 8607, and the Orleans-Eastham Elks, BPOE 2572, where he was honored for his volunteer work as State Elk of the Year 2010-2011.
Despite his Massachusetts address, he was a proud and enthusiastic New York sports fan who loved watching his Yankees, Jets, and Rangers whenever he could, particularly at the Yardarm Restaurant or Elks Lodge. He was a talented gardener, an avid golfer, and could fix just about anything around the house.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Katherine (Carter) Gill; their daughter, Allison Gill Lambert, and her wife Melissa, of Brooklyn, NY. He is also survived by Steven Gill, of Ormond Beach, FL, Sandra Stern, and her husband Bruce, of Fairfield, CT, and Peter John Gill IV, and his wife Abby, of Milford, CT, who are his three children with his first wife Virginia (Fabryk) Gill; his grandchildren Elyssa Gill, Peter John Gill V, Samuel Stern, and Bruce Stern, Jr. and his brothers, Lawrence Gill of Palm Springs, CA and William Gill, Sr., of Fairfield, CT; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife.
His family would like to thank the angels of Hope Hospice, who helped his wife care for him in his last months. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pete's honor may be made to Hope Hospice, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601, or to the Orleans-Eastham Elks, 10 McKoy Road, Eastham, MA 02642, or to a .
A Mass in celebration of his life will be held at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 61 Canal Rd., Orleans, MA, on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow at the Orleans-Eastham Elks.
A private burial at Bourne National Cemetery will follow at a later date.
Published in Connecticut Post on Mar. 2, 2018
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