Barbara-Ellen Gillin

Chestertown, Maryland


December 28, 2019
Chestertown, Maryland


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On December 28, 2019, Barbara-Ellen Gillin, beloved wife of Richard Gillin; devoted mother of Erin Rothwell (Jake Rothwell) and Courtney Fitzgibbon (Frank Fitzgibbon); cherished grandmother of Olivia Merrick, Victoria Rothwell, Aine Fitzgibbon and Maeve Fitzgibbon.

Barbara had an extensive teaching career spanning 5 decades ranging from elementary, middle, college and graduate level classes. She and her husband, Rich, were the co-founders and directors of the Washington College Kiplin Hall program that they ran together for 20 years. Barbara also had a multitude of contributions to the Chestertown community including being among the co-founders of the Chestertown Tea Party Classic 10 miler. She was fiercely dedicated to her students and family and gave her full energy and love into everything she did. She will be very missed.

A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Church, 508 High St, Chestertown, MD 21620, on January 11 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Richard and Barbara Gillin Fund at Washington College,

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Bobbie - yes, she will always be Bobbie, to me - will be missed. We were college friends and kept in contact over the years, but not so much recently. I will always remember her infectious laugh, her sense of adventure as well as her enthusiasm for everything. We shared lots of adventures which will stay with me forever. Go in peace Bobbie - let your light shine and benefit others. You will be missed. Barbara

I treasured every day that I was able to work with Barbara while she taught at Garnet Elementary School. She always was truly devoted to reaching so many children and her compassionate teaching reached so many children. Both Barbara and Rich were so very kind to my Father In Law on their days while at Kings Grant Farm. Sending love to Rich and the Girls.