Marilyn R. Gillis
McDonald Keohane Funeral Home - South
809 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
Marilyn R. (Murphy) Gillis of Weymouth, passed in the presence of her loving family on August 29, 2021. Marilyn was born in Newton, to the late Marie and Joseph Murphy. She grew up in Weymouth and attended Weymouth High School. She was a loyal and devoted wife and mother and always selfless, humble and putting others' needs before her own. Marilyn was a devout Catholic and daily communicant at St. Jerome Church in Weymouth. She volunteered at Father Bills, preparing meals with the prayer group at St. Josephs Church in Quincy. Marilyn was a member of the leadership teams of both churches, attending many retreats and very instrumental about praying over people. Beloved wife of 56 years to the late Donald E. Gillis of Weymouth. Loving mother of Edward Gillis of CA, Noreen MacDonald and her husband Kevin of Weymouth, Michael Gillis of Weymouth and Peter Gillis and his wife Kim of ME. Devoted Nana to Lilian, Madeline, Patrick and Erin. Caring sister of Paula Fairbanks and the late Frederick of Hull, Daniel Murphy and the late Marie "Elaine" of Quincy, Kathy Traina and the late James of FL, Charlie Murphy and Jennifer of Weymouth and the late Joseph Murphy Jr. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family and dear friends. A very special thank you from Marilyn's family to Father Jack Harrington, Father Huy Nguyen and all of the devoted caregivers that took great care of Marilyn over the years. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to greet the family during the visiting hours 3-7 pm, on Thursday, September 2, 2021 in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, at 809 Main Street (Rte 18 opp. So. Shore Hospital), South Weymouth. Marilyn's family would appreciate those in attendance to wear a face mask. A funeral Mass will be held in St. Jerome Church, Weymouth, at 10:30 am on Friday, September 3, 2021. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Marilyn's name to a charity of your choice. See for directions and online condolences.
Published by The Patriot Ledger on Sep. 1, 2021.
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809 Main Street, South Weymouth, MA
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I am terribly sorry for the loss of such an incredible woman and so sad I only found out today. Your family holds a special place in my heart and your mother´s example will always be one I try to emulate. Peace and joy in knowing how blessed you were!
Kathy Puleo
September 10, 2021
Love to have know u and your family
Linda kaufman
September 2, 2021
I am so sorry of the loss of your beautiful mother......she suffered so Much and now she is in heaven with her beloved husband Don.......all her caretakers loved both your mom and dad......RIP
Marianne Torney
September 2, 2021
Chris Smith and Maria
August 31, 2021
Mrs. Gillis was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She enriched my life in so many ways. I will always love her dearly, and I miss her presence so very much. However, she is in paradise with her her wonderful husband Don and is enjoying the fruits of her most special life. Good bye for now, my friend....and God Bless!
Joanne Cherubini
August 31, 2021
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