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Ronald C. Gillis

 

Roald C. Gillis

Ronald C. Gillis

Family & friends are invited to attend a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, January 17th from 1 – 3 pm, in the Vertuccio & Smith Home for Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107) Revere, for Ronald C. Gillis who died on January 8, 2015 at the Brockton V.A. Medical center, following a long illness at the age of 68 years old, on the eve of his 69th birthday. A funeral Service will follow the visitation in the Funeral Home. Born in Malden, Ronald was raised in Medford, attended Medford public schools. In March of 1965 he enlisted the United States Air Force, during the Viet Nam Era. After his return from his military service, he worked at various jobs. One of his favorite jobs was as a Security Guard at the Museum of Science. Ron loved to see the many exhibits and learn about the fascinating history that the museum showcased. Ron passion in life was his talents as an artist. He was a gifted artist being able to paint portraits of people, landscapes, seascapes, nature and many other unique settings. He began his very own “On – Line” Art Studio. Due to his declining health, it forced him to become a resident at the Chelsea Soldiers Home at an early age, then to the Brockton V. A. Medical Center where he passed. He is the loving son of the late Charles & Florence (Young) Gillis. The cherished father of Rachel M. Gillis – Hood & her husband Brandon of Everett, Leah M. Gillis of Revere & Mica D. Gifford & her husband Zachary of Cloverdale, CA. He is the adored grandfather of Caleb G. McCarthy. He is the beloved brother of Richard Gillis & His wife Anna of Florida & Dorothy Perelli & her husband Edward of Everett. Also lovingly survived by his former wife Laura A. Karabello of NH and several nieces & nephews. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: The Chelsea Soldiers Home Activities Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

Services

Visitation

Saturday, January 17th from 1 – 3 p.m.

Memorial Service

Saturday, January 17th at 3 p.m. in the Funeral Home

Interment

Will be Private

In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to: The Chelsea Soldiers Home Activities Fund, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150.

 

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