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Charlotte A. (Kelley) Gillis

Scituate, Charlotte A. (Kelley) Gillis, age 86, formerly of Quincy, died peacefully, Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the South Shore Hospital in Weymouth.

Charlotte was born in Quincy to the late Clarence J. and Velma L. (Crotty) Kelley. She was raised in Quincy and was a graduate of the former Cardinal Cushing High School in South Boston, Class of 1949. She had lived in Scituate for fifty-six years.

She began her career at the former Polaroid Corporation working as a secretary for Dr. Edwin H. Land and later worked as secretary for the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Scituate for over twenty years.

When not attending her sons’ various sporting events, Charlotte enjoyed gardening, cooking and sewing.

She was a strong matriarch who was dedicated to her family. In her later years, Charlotte particularly cherished her grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments either in person or in spirit.

Beloved wife for sixty-one years of Raymond F. Gillis.

Devoted mother of Duncan A. Gillis and his wife Morgen of Moultonboro, New Hampshire, Raymond K. Gillis and his wife Josephine of Marshfield.

Loving grandmother of Ian D. Gillis and his wife Ciera of New York City, NY, Sean R. Gillis of Madison, Wisconsin, Bridget C. and Michael P. Gillis both of Marshfield.

At the request of the family, funeral services and interment were private.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Charlotte’s memory may be made to one of her favorite charities, dedicated to loaning medical and nursing equipment for the home use of both Scituate and surrounding town residents: Scituate Etrusco Associates, P.O. Box 265, Scituate, MA 02066.

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January 7, 2018
I was a Lucky young man in the 1980's ... I was elected to the Board of Selectmen and got to learn from and work with the INCREDIBLE Bunny Gillis ... She made a tough job that paid around 4 pennies an hour FUN , and always kept me SMILING ... Mrs. Gillis had such CLASS and INTELLIGENCE and my three kids just fell in love with her as Gail and I did as well ... I was not a rookie in Town of Scituate politics as I had served on many Boards ... But , She Taught Me So Much ... She could take my Simple Notes and Turn Them into an AWESOME MANUSCRIPT ... WHAT RAW TALENT !!!! I will Always be So Thankful for our Friendship and her Positive Influence On My Family's and MY LIFE ... What A Legacy She Leaves To Ray , The Kids and Grand kids ... My Love To The whole Gillis Family !!! Sincerely , Bobby T.

~ Robert A Thorndike[Bob]


January 5, 2018
Dear Ray and family, We were so saddened to read of Bunny's passing. We've both been sick with bronchitis and colds over the holidays, and just getting caught up on the pile of Ledgers when I saw the notice. We want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Tom & Elaine

~ Tom & Elaine McAuliffe


January 3, 2018
Aunt Bunny was a wonderful and loving person whose endearing smile would light up a room! Always warm and sincere to all. I remember many laughs and great conversation with Aunt Bunny when the entire family gathered at Nana's house. Aunt Bunny was a special woman who was loved by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Ray, cousins, Duncan and Kelly and their families. Love to all!

~ Suzanne and Rob Shaheen


January 3, 2018
I remember Aunt Bunny's quick wit and bright smile. She was always a joy to visit her home and family. I remember when we were kids staying at their lake house; swimming, boating, fishing. I can remember like it was yesterday having my first tuna salad and potato chip sandwich there.  I remember visiting their houses in Scituate and going to the beaches with them. All such good times and Aunt Bunny made us feel at home. I remember days with her family at Nana's home, the Gillis family reunions, and family events like Uncle Ray and Aunt Bunny at my father's 70th Birthday.  So many good memories of Aunt Bunny that I'll always have.  She'll be sorely missed.

~ John Duncan Gillis


December 31, 2017
My Aunt Bunny was a wonderful and loving Wife, Mother and Aunt. I remember her as warm, sincere and welcoming. The list could on and on and on. Family and friends were always welcome in her and my Uncle Ray’s home. Whether it be for a meal or just coffee and cake, one left full, content and happy. There was always great hospitality and good conversation in the Gillis household for which she often set the stage. Thank you Aunt Bunny for being there for us through the years; our sometimes almost quarterly telephone conversations no matter where I was in the world; welcoming me into your home on short notice with radiance, warmth, Dagwood sandwiches and good coffee during my unplanned visits to Natick; sending Uncle Ray to lead me to your house when I got lost in Scituate; planning and putting on my daughter, Michelle’s, 16th birthday celebration in your home and most of all just being a most wonderful Aunt and Friend. We love and miss you but will cherish the memories forever in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Uncle Ray, cousins Duncan and Kelley and their Families. Michael, Ada, Michelle and Misty

~ Michael O. Gillis


December 31, 2017
Charlotte Gillis was our loving Aunt Bunny....she was such a wonderful person..loving and caring...we have such great memories growing up as children... being with our cousins was the best and Aunt Bunny played such an important role in all our lives. We are heart broken for sure...we will be praying for Uncle Ray,Duncan, Kelly and their families in this time of great loss. As always, our hope is that God will send His blessings of mercy and of peace to all who knew and loved her.

~ Pat & Pam Gillis


December 30, 2017
Charlotte (Bunny to friends) was our sister-in-law,a loving mother and a wonderful wife to Raymond. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this time of sorrow. Bunny will be missed by all who were part of her life.

~ George & Renate Gillis


December 30, 2017
I worked with "Bunny" for many years at the Scituate Town Hall. I was the Planning Board Secretary. Bunny was great to work with. She will be missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

~ Merrilyn O'Brien


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