Condolence & Memory Journal

Mrs. Gillis always made people Smile!!!

Posted by A friend   July 31, 2016

My deepest sympathy to
Patty and her brothers, she was one terrific lady. Joyce and her dad Gerry Gilbert

Posted by Joyce Cairns - Manchester, NH   July 25, 2016

Dear Friends, I learned of Mary's passing yesterday at church, St. Joseph Cathedral.  Mary and John sang in the choir during the years my husband Ron was organist.  We have exchanged Christmas greeting over the years.  I always enjoyed reading her letters telling of her family and trips she had taken.  I know she is at peace with Jesus, she was a good Christian woman.  My prayers are with you all.  Marilynn Berkey

Posted by Marilynn Berkey    July 24, 2016

Mary will be missed by so many; she always had a beautiful smile and a kind word or two.

She was always welcome, wherever she would go.  My condolences to the family.

Bunny Donelson

Posted by Bunny Donelson    July 23, 2016

Dearest Mary,

More than 50 years ago you introduced us. Now we have 3 grown children and 6 grandchildren. You will be forever missed. Prayers and condolences to Jack, Tom & Family and Patty & Mike.

Posted by Frank & Cindy McCann - Londonderry, NH   July 22, 2016

Saddened to that Mary has passed,she was a wonderful and cool lady..We have many warm thoughts and happy times to remember her with.. Sorry for your loss, she is now safe in Gods hand. Nanine and Paul O,Rourke now living is South Carolina.

Posted by Nanine and Paul ORourke    July 21, 2016

Oh Mrs. G - you are surely missed - you were always there with an ear to listen and oh how you loved Christmas. I'm sure you're already celebrating Christmas with your dear John and many others. Next time we go to Steve's we will order Baked International with extra mash and a glass of port in your memory! Love you!!!

Posted by Brenda & Sean - Manchester, NH   July 21, 2016

Jack, Tom and Patty,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Jim & Sue Lillis - Manchester, NH   July 21, 2016

OH Mrs. G - we will miss you terribly. Christmas will not be the same but I'm sure you will be celebrating Christmas with John daily. Next time we go to Steve's I will order double mashed in your sweet honor.

Posted by A friend   July 21, 2016

Our thoughts & prayers go out to Mary's family & friends. May she rest in peace.

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Slemp - Hooksett, NH   July 21, 2016

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by tom Stewart - manchester, NH   July 21, 2016


Tom, Patty and Jack,
please know my prayers for your strength and Mary's peace are with you at this sad time.
I wish I
hugs from Virginia

Posted by Marty Moritz - VA   July 21, 2016

the world is a little sadder without your presence. mary will be missed by all !!!

Posted by theodore Harris - New Port Richey, FL   July 21, 2016

Thoughts and prayers 2 your family rip Mrs G

Posted by Jobeth Swanson    July 20, 2016

I will miss our lunches at The Back Room......and I will miss my first Christmas card of the year.......that was ALWAYS from you in early November......"just in case you didn't make it til Christmas"! You hold a special place in my heart....

Posted by Nancy Chaves - Alfred, ME   July 20, 2016

Mrs G was a friend of mine. We met upon coincidence when my girlfriend at the time, now wife, wanted to help Jack who had recently had a stroke.  We hit it off with my humor and her refrigerator full of beer, courtesy of Jack.

Anyways, what started as getting groceries, turned into Drs appt's, turned into Jacks appt's and it goes on.

Patience is a virtue, I agree. The fur coat was always the talk of the town. She would take forever to talk about it to total strangers wherever we went.

She wore it to see the Rat Pack in Worcester, she said, and they had a limo, one of so many that stretched to Cambridge.

Mary loved Christmas. Oh yea. She started shopping for Christmas on the 26th of December and kept the spirit in her ways every day until the following Christmas. The cycle repeats itself, despite Jack hating Christmas, they lived , breathed and loved each other.  From what I saw she had a love that was unconditional, for all her family.

Mary always paid her way....

Mary loved her beloved John and is with him now.

Mary had class, pizzaz but couldn't cook that well.  In Mrs G's final weeks she offered me 20 bucks, cash, to get her out of there, down the stairwell.

For the last seven years, I got to know Mary as a friend, boss, driver ,confidant and financial/marriage counselor, now I know her as an angel.

Mary passed peacefully after reciting the Lords prayer and Hail Mary.

I asked jack if there was anything he wanted to say online he said " I loved my mother".

Hey G your the best!

Posted by Sean    July 20, 2016

We send our heartfelt sympathy to Mary's family.

Mary was simply a wonderful lady full of compassion, kindness and enjoyment.

She was faithfilled and told me she liked to say 3 Hail Mary's every day.

God bless Mary.

Sharon and Paul

Posted by Paul and Sharon    July 20, 2016

Oh Mrs. G - will miss your patient ear.  You were always there to listen.  Christmas will not be the same but I'm sure you will be celebrating it every day with John, bringing joy to everyone.  The next time we go to Steve's I will order double mashed in your honor with a glass of port.  Love you!!

Posted by Brenda    July 20, 2016

Sad news, was sorry to hear it. I remember her in the restaurant, so full of life, such a hot ticket! She would come in with her cool hats:) A very cool lady!

Posted by Julie Herbert    July 20, 2016

I will miss Mrs.G, she was like a mother to me. She helped me thru hard times and good, she is in a better place now dancing with her husband John.She loved music, you will be miss by so many people that you have touched their lives. Be at peace now with John. Loved you like a Mother
Forever Love Fran & Scooter

Posted by Fran Torres - Manchester, NH   July 20, 2016

Our deepest condolences to the Gillis Family. She was a delightful  and compassionate women and we enjoyed her company very much.  She had a sly smile and a bright twinkle in her eye when she thought something was humorous. Many a good laugh was had with Mary. She will be missed!


        Gerard and Joan Gregoire

Posted by Gerard and Joan Gregoire    July 19, 2016