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Joseph F. Gillen

Joseph F. Gillen

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 21st, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107), Revere, for Joseph F. Gillen, who died on Tuesday, January 15th at Mt. Auburn Hospital of Cambridge following a brief illness, at 87 years.  His funeral will be conducted from the funeral home on Tuesday, January 22nd at 9:30 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in the Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), Revere, at 10:30 a.m.  Born & raised in Revere, he was a 1943 alumnus of Revere High School.  He entered the United States Navy immediately following graduation in July of 1943 & served until February of 1946 as a Gunner’s Mate-3rd Class.  For all of his working career, he was immersed within the newspaper industry.  For his early years, he worked at the Daily Lynn Post & then moved onto the Boston Herald & then finally to the Boston Globe.  He retired from the Boston Globe in 1988, after 25 years of service as a Pressman.  He is a member of the Printers’ & Pressman’s Union, #3 & an Honorary Life Member of the Graphic Communications International Union.  On May 2nd, 2012, Joseph suffered the loss of his beautiful & faithful wife of 63 years, Kathryn M. (Fogarty) Gillen, now he will lovingly join her.  He is the Devoted father of, Barbara J. (Gillen) Gillham & her husband, Patrick T. Gillham of Sherman Oaks, CA, Steven J. Gillen of Revere, & Mark S. Gillen & his wife, Maria of Peabody.  He is the Cherished Grandfather of, Patrick J. & Kelsey M. Gillham both of Sherman Oaks, CA, Christopher J. & Alycia K. Gillen both of Peabody.  He is the Dear Brother of, Ella Gouveia of Revere & the late, Mary Bishop, Frances Flynn, Catherine Sullivan, Margaret Gillen, John & Martin Gillen.  He is also lovingly survived by the Fogarty Family & many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & grand-nephews.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.  Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, January 21st, 2013 from 4 – 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, Revere.

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472.  

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  1. Sal Gesamondo
    Jan 23 2013

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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